What does final mean?

Definitions for final
ˈfaɪn lfi·nal

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word final.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. finalnoun

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

  2. final examination, final exam, finaladjective

    an examination administered at the end of an academic term

  3. concluding, final, last, terminaladjective

    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, netadjective

    conclusive in a process or progression

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

  5. final, lastadjective

    not to be altered or undone

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

Wiktionary

  1. finalnoun

    The ending, the last.

  2. finalnoun

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

  3. finalnoun

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

  4. finalnoun

    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. finalnoun

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

  6. finaladjective

    last; ultimate

  7. finaladjective

    Conclusive; decisive

  8. finaladjective

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

  9. finaladjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FINALadjective

    Etymology: final, French; finalis, Latin.

    And over them triumphant death his dart
    Shook; but delay’d to strike, though oft invok’d
    With vows, as their chief good, and final hope. John Milton, P. L.

    There be many examples where sea-fights have been final to the war. Francis Bacon, Essay 30.

    Henry spent his reign in establishing himself, and had neither leisure nor opportunity to undertake the final conquest of Ireland. John Davies, on Ireland.

    At last resolv’d to work his final smart,
    He lifted up his hand, but back again did start. Fai. Queen.

    Some things in such sort are allowed, that they be also required as necessary unto salvation, by way of direct, immediate, and proper necessity final; so that, without performance of them, they cannot by ordinary course be saved, nor by any means be excluded from life, observing them. Richard Hooker, b. ii.

    By its gravity fire raises the water in pumps, siphons, and other engines; and performs all those feats which former philosophers, through ignorance of the efficient cause, attributed to a final, namely, nature’s abhorrence of a vacuity. John Ray.

    Your answering in the final cause, makes me believe you are at a loss for the efficient. Jeremy Collier, on Thought.

ChatGPT

  1. final

    The term "final" typically refers to the end or last point of a process, event, or series, indicating that no further actions or changes are expected or possible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Finaladjective

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

  2. Finaladjective

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

  3. Finaladjective

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

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Final

    fī′nal, adj. last: decisive, conclusive: respecting the end or motive: of a judgment ready for execution.—ns. Fī′nalism; Fī′nalist; Final′ity, state of being final: completeness or conclusiveness.—adv. Fī′nally.—Final cause (see Cause). [Fr.,—L. finalisfinis, an end.]

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of final in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of final in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of final in a Sentence

  1. Boris Johnson:

    Given that the reality of Brexit has turned out to be so far from what was once promised, the democratic thing to do is to give the public the final say.

  2. Nico Rosberg:

    I've had two really great weekends now in Mexico and Brazil, so I'm heading into the final race on a massive high.

  3. Will Burr:

    I am confident the House and Senate conferees will fix the individual AMT in the final tax reform bill.

  4. Jan Huitema:

    I was the lead negotiator with the [European] Council on the final text, it was adopted there by the ambassadors of the different member states, you have an agreement and now, all of a sudden, a couple of member states want to refrain from the agreement. That is not how you negotiate and how you make deals with each other.

  5. Lori Schroedl:

    Until all the investigation is out, the final story will never be told, you have to wait for the investigation.

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Translations for final

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  • последен, заключителен изпит, финал, заключителенBulgarian
  • finalCatalan, Valencian
  • poslední, konečný, fináleCzech
  • endelig, endegyldig, finaleDanish
  • Endspiel, Finale, Schlussrunde, Abschlussprüfung, Endkampf, End-, End, Schluss-, Schluss, endgültigGerman
  • τελικός, πτυχιακέςGreek
  • finaEsperanto
  • final, últimoSpanish
  • نهایی, فینال, آخرینPersian
  • loppu, loppukilpailu, loppuottelu, finaali, loppuottelut, loppusarja, loppukoe, lopullinen, päättökoe, finaalinen, viimeinenFinnish
  • ultime, dernierFrench
  • ceannchluicheIrish
  • deireannach, mu dheireadhScottish Gaelic
  • अंतिमHindi
  • záróvizsga, döntőHungarian
  • վերջինArmenian
  • konkluzivaIdo
  • úrslitIcelandic
  • ultimoItalian
  • 学期末テスト, 決勝戦, 終わり, 韻母, 最後, 学期末試験, ファイナルJapanese
  • 운모, 韻母Korean
  • peractio, extremum, finis, exitus, ultimus, extremus, terminus, finalisLatin
  • eindexamen, finale, definitief, ultiem, finaal, eindronde, laatsteDutch
  • endeligNorwegian
  • ostatni, końcowy, finałPolish
  • final, último, [[prova]] [[final]]Portuguese
  • финал, эндшпиль, заключительный, финаль, выпускной, финальный, окончательныйRussian
  • final, slutgiltig, ordfinalSwedish
  • finaliSwahili
  • పరిక్ష, చివరి, అంతం, వడపోత, ఆఖరుTelugu
  • vận mẫu, 韻母Vietnamese

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