Keywords: finish, completion, complete (finish), finished, competed

Sign Definition

As a Noun

1. The end or last part of something. English = finish.
2. The end or last part of something when it has all the parts that it should have. English = completion.

As a Verb or Adjective

1. To make or do the last part of something so that there is no more to do or so that it has all the parts that it should have. English = finish, complete; (be) finished, (be) completed.

As Modifier

1. Often used next to a main verb to mean that the action of the main verb was finished or completed before another action or time. English = has, have, had (as in ‘has done, ‘have done, ‘had done).
2. Usually used at the beginning of a sentence to mean that the action in that sentence happens after the action in the previous sentence, especially after it has completely ended. English = then, after that.


1. The sign can also be made with just one hand. Using just one hand can make the meaning ‘weaker’ or less emphatic.
2. We apologise for the poor quality of the video. We intend to re-film all the videos in Auslan Signbank when funds become available. Auslan Signbank is provided free of charge and we wish to keep it this way. If you are able to offer any suggestion for where we may find financial support to implement this and other improvements to Auslan Signbank please contact us by using the "Provide general site feedback" link under the sign video.