Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “finished”

finished

adjective uk   /ˈfɪn.ɪʃt/ us  

finished adjective (COMPLETED)

completed, final or completely used : How much does the finished product cost?UK The rebels' ammunition is almost finished and it is only a matter of time before they surrender.

finished adjective (OF A PERSON)

[after verb] having completed a particular task, or stopped using something: When do you expect to be finished? Are you finished with that drill?

finished adjective (NOT ABLE TO CONTINUE)

[after verb] not able to continue, after a failure of some kind: This financial crisis means that the government's economic policy is finished.
(Definition of finished from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of finished?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “finished” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

long time no see

said when you meet someone who you haven't seen for a long period of time

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

silver splicer noun

November 17, 2014
informal a person who marries in later life Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’ Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement

Read More