a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
a heavy fabric suitable for coats
a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance); "the boat had a metallic finish"; "he applied a coat of a clear finish"; "when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly"
the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea; "his new position involves a qualification of his party's platform"
an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something; "her qualifications for the job are excellent"; "one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree"; "she has the makings of fine musician"