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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fin-ish]
    • /ˈfɪn ɪʃ/
    • /ˈfɪn.ɪ.ʃər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fin-ish]
    • /ˈfɪn ɪʃ/

Definitions of finisher word

  • verb with object finisher to bring (something) to an end or to completion; complete: to finish a novel; to finish breakfast. 1
  • verb with object finisher to come to the end of (a course, period of time, etc.): to finish school. 1
  • verb with object finisher to use completely (often followed by up or off): to finish up a can of paint; to finish off the rest of the milk. 1
  • verb with object finisher to overcome completely; destroy or kill (often followed by off): This spray will finish off the cockroaches. 1
  • verb with object finisher to complete and perfect in detail; put the final touches on (sometimes followed by up): He decided to finish his plan more carefully. She finished up a painting. 1
  • verb with object finisher to put a finish on (wood, metal, etc.): We finished the desk in antique red lacquer. 1

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Origin of finisher

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English finisshen < Anglo-French, Middle French finiss-, long stem of finir < Latin fīnīre to end. See fine1

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Parts of speech for Finisher


finisher popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

finisher usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for finisher

noun finisher

  • squabble — to engage in a petty quarrel.
  • clash — When people clash, they fight, argue, or disagree with each other.
  • brawl — A brawl is a rough or violent fight.
  • disagreement — the act, state, or fact of disagreeing.
  • controversy — Controversy is a lot of discussion and argument about something, often involving strong feelings of anger or disapproval.

Antonyms for finisher

noun finisher

  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • agreement — An agreement is a formal decision about future action which is made by two or more countries, groups, or people.
  • peace — the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.
  • harmony — agreement; accord; harmonious relations.
  • friendship — the state of being a friend; association as friends: to value a person's friendship.

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