Finishing can refer to:

  • Finishing (whisky), a whisky making method that involves aging of multiple casks
  • Finishing (bookbinding), the process of embellishing a book
  • Finishing (manufacturing), processes that are applied to a workpiece's surface
  • Finishing (textiles), processes applied to fabrics after weaving
  • Wood finishing, the process of embellishing and/or protecting the surface
  • The attendance to a finishing school

Famous quotes containing the word finishing:

    Minerva House ... was “a finishing establishment for young ladies,” where some twenty girls of the ages from thirteen to nineteen inclusive, acquired a smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    Tailor’s work—the finishing of men’s outside garments—was the “trade” learned most frequently by women in [the 1820s and 1830s], and one or more of my older sisters worked at it; I think it must have been at home, for I somehow or somewhere got the idea, while I was a small child, that the chief end of woman was to make clothing for mankind.
    Lucy Larcom (1824–1893)

    She could give herself up to the written word as naturally as a good dancer to music or a fine swimmer to water. The only difficulty was that after finishing the last sentence she was left with a feeling at once hollow and uncomfortably full. Exactly like indigestion.
    Jean Rhys (1894–1979)