KJV Dictionary Definition: finish


FIN'ISH, v.t. L. finio, from finis, an end.

1. To arrive at the end of, in performance; to complete; as, to finish a house; to finish a journey.

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished. Gen. 2.

2. To make perfect.

Episodes, taken separately, finish nothing.

3. To bring to an end; to end; to put an end to.

Seventy weeks are determined on thy people, and on thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and make an end of sins.

Dan. 9.

4. To perfect; to accomplish; to polish to the degree of excellence intended. In this sense it is frequently used in the participle of the perfect tense as an adjective. It is a finished performance. He is a finished scholar.



1. Completed; ended; done; perfected.

2. a. Complete; perfect; polished to the highest degree of excellence; as a finished poem; a finished education.



1. One who finishes; one who completely performs.

2. One who puts an end to.

3. One who completes or perfects.

Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Heb. 12.


FIN'ISHING, ppr. Completing; perfecting; bringing to an end.