what is difference between finish and refinement
From Middle English finishen, finisshen, finischen, from Old French finiss-, stem of some of the conjugated forms of finir, from Latin fīnīre, present active infinitive of fīniō.
- enPR: fĭn’ĭsh, IPA(key): /ˈfɪnɪʃ/
- Homophone: Finnish
finish (plural finishes)
- An end; the end of anything.
- A protective coating given to wood or metal and other surfaces.
- The result of any process changing the physical or chemical properties of cloth.
- A finishing touch; careful elaboration; polish.
- (sports) A shot on goal, especially one that ends in a goal.
finish (third-person singular simple present finishes, present participle finishing, simple past and past participle finished)
- (transitive) To complete (something).
- (transitive) To apply a treatment to (a surface or similar).
- (transitive) To change an animal’s food supply in the months before it is due for slaughter, with the intention of fattening the animal.
- (intransitive) To come to an end.
- (transitive) To put an end to; to destroy.
- These rumours could finish your career.
- (intransitive, sex) To reach orgasm.
- (transitive, to complete): This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (the -ing form). See Appendix:English catenative verbs
- (to complete): initiate, begin, start
- nice guys finish last
- finish line
- finishing school
From English finish.
finish c (singular definite finishen, not used in plural form)
- (the appearance after) fine-tuning, finishing touch
- finish (a spectacular end in a race or a competition)
- “finish” in Den Danske Ordbog
- IPA(key): /ˈfɪ.nɪʃ/
- Hyphenation: fi‧nish
Borrowed from English finish.
finish m (uncountable)
- finish; end
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.
- first-person singular present indicative of finishen
- imperative of finishen
refine + -ment
- IPA(key): /ɹəˈfaɪnmənt/, /ɹɪˈfaɪnmənt/
- Hyphenation: re‧fine‧ment
refinement (countable and uncountable, plural refinements)
- The act, or the result of refining; the removal of impurities, or a purified material
- High-class style; cultivation.
- A fine or subtle distinction.