Definitions for finalˈfaɪn l
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pertaining to or coming at the end; last in place, order, or time.
the final goal.
conclusive or decisive:
a final decision.
constituting the end or purpose:
a final result.
Law. precluding further controversy on the questions passed upon:
a final decree.
(n.)something that is last or terminal.
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.
Music. the tonic note of a church mode.
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Origin of final:
1300–50; ME < L fīnālis=fīn(is) end +-ālis -al1
the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
final examination, final exam, final(adj)
an examination administered at the end of an academic term
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"
final, last, net(adj)
conclusive in a process or progression
"the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result"
not to be altered or undone
"the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
last in a series, or at the end of a process
the final moments of the game; This was his final warning.
not able to be changed
my final decision
the last part of a competition, the winner of which is the champion
I made it to the final.
the last exam for a class at school or college
my Biology final; Finals are next week.
the set of exams at university
The ending, the last.
A final examination; a test or examination given at the end of a term or class; the test that concludes a class.
The last round, game or match in a contest, after which the winner is determined.
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.).
the final part of a syllable, the combination of medial and rime in phonetics and phonology.
Respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the purpose or ultimate end in view
word-final, occurring at the end of a word.
pertaining to the end or conclusion; last; terminating; ultimate; as, the final day of a school term
conclusive; decisive; as, a final judgment; the battle of Waterloo brought the contest to a final issue
respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the purpose or ultimate end in view
Translations for final
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the very last
the final chapter of the book.
- slothoofstuk; finale hoofstukAfrikaans
- finalPortuguese (BR)
- τελικός, τελευταίοςGreek
- paskutinis, galutinisLithuanian
- pēdējais; gala-; beigu-Latvian
- sist, avsluttende, slutt-Norwegian
- وروستنى، اخرنى، دپاىPashto
- 最後的Chinese (Trad.)
- кінцевий, останнійUkrainian
- cuối cùngVietnamese
- 最后的Chinese (Simp.)
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