1. To arrive at the end
of; to bring
to an end; to put an end
to; to create an end
of; to terminate. "And heroically hath finished A life
2. To bestow the recent
upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost
upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish.
Synonym: To end, terminate, close, conclude, complete, accomplish, perfect.
Origin: F. Finir (with a stem finiss- in different forms, whence E. -ish: see
-ish),fr. L. Finire to limit, finish, end, fr. Finis boundary, limit, end; perh. For fidnis, and akin
findere to cleave, E. Fissure.
Source: Websters Vocabulary