finish line

fin·ish line
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fin-ish lahyn]
    • /ˈfɪn ɪʃ laɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fin-ish lahyn]
    • /ˈfɪn ɪʃ laɪn/

Definitions of finish line words

  • noun finish line a line marking the end of a race. 1
  • noun finish line race: end point 1
  • countable noun finish line In a race, the finish line is the place on the track or course where the race officially ends. 0
  • noun finish line a line that marks the end of a race 0

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Origin of finish line

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900

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Parts of speech for Finish line


finish line popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

finish line usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for finish line

noun finish line

  • destination — The destination of someone or something is the place to which they are going or being sent.
  • goal — the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.
  • tape — a long, narrow strip of linen, cotton, or the like, used for tying garments, binding seams or carpets, etc.
  • wire — a slender, stringlike piece or filament of relatively rigid or flexible metal, usually circular in section, manufactured in a great variety of diameters and metals depending on its application.
  • resting place — grave

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