Definitions for finalˈfaɪn l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fi•nalˈfaɪn l(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or coming at the end; last in place, order, or time.

  2. ultimate:

    the final goal.

  3. conclusive or decisive:

    a final decision.

  4. constituting the end or purpose:

    a final result.

  5. Law. precluding further controversy on the questions passed upon:

    a final decree.

    Category: Law

  6. (n.)something that is last or terminal.

  7. Often, finals. the last and decisive game, match, or round in a series, as in sports. the last, usu. comprehensive, examination in a course of study.

    Category: Education

  8. Music. the tonic note of a church mode.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of final:

1300–50; ME < L fīnālis=fīn(is) end +-ālis -al1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. final(noun)

    the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament

  2. final examination, final exam, final(adj)

    an examination administered at the end of an academic term

  3. concluding, final, last, terminal(adj)

    occurring at or forming an end or termination

    "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave"

  4. final, last, net(adj)

    conclusive in a process or progression

    "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result"

  5. final, last(adj)

    not to be altered or undone

    "the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. final(adjective)ˈfaɪn l

    last in a series, or at the end of a process

    the final moments of the game; This was his final warning.

  2. finalˈfaɪn l

    not able to be changed

    my final decision

  3. final(noun)ˈfaɪn l

    the last part of a competition, the winner of which is the champion

    I made it to the final.

  4. finalˈfaɪn l

    the last exam for a class at school or college

    my Biology final; Finals are next week.

  5. finalˈfaɪn l

    the set of exams at university


  1. final(Noun)

    The ending, the last.

  2. final(Noun)

    A final examination; a test or examination given at the end of a term or class; the test that concludes a class.

  3. final(Noun)

    The last round, game or match in a contest, after which the winner is determined.

  4. final(Noun)

    A contest that narrows a field of contestants (finalists) to ranked positions, usually in numbered places (1st place/prize, 2nd place/prize, etc.) or a winner and numbered runners-up (1st runner-up, etc.).

  5. final(Noun)

    the final part of a syllable, the combination of medial and rime in phonetics and phonology.

  6. final(Adjective)

    last; ultimate

  7. final(Adjective)

    Conclusive; decisive

  8. final(Adjective)

    Respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the purpose or ultimate end in view

  9. final(Adjective)

    word-final, occurring at the end of a word.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Final(adj)

    pertaining to the end or conclusion; last; terminating; ultimate; as, the final day of a school term

  2. Final(adj)

    conclusive; decisive; as, a final judgment; the battle of Waterloo brought the contest to a final issue

  3. Final(adj)

    respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the purpose or ultimate end in view


  1. Final

    Final is a project of Justin Broadrick, creator of the band Godflesh, which he started when he was just 13 years old. Unlike Godflesh, Final is primarily electronic in nature, taking on a space-like, dark ambient sound. In 2006 Final performed across Europe, including a slot on the Supersonic Festival at the Custard Factory, Birmingham on the 23rd July, and as special guests supporting Isis on the 24th July.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'final' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #758

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'final' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1308

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'final' in Nouns Frequency: #1205

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'final' in Adjectives Frequency: #89

Translations for final

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the very last

the final chapter of the book.

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