ETYM Latin finitus, p. p. of finire. Related to Finish, Fine.
Bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent.
(Grammar) Of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person.
Having a countable number of elements, the opposite of infinite.
In grammar, a verb that is limited by tense, number, and gender (is, worked). The infinitive forms (to be, to work) and participles and gerunds (being, working) are nonfinite: they are not bounded by time or number.