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ˈfaɪn l ifi·nal·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word finally.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. finally, eventually(adverb)

    after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay

  2. ultimately, finally, in the end, at last, at long last(adverb)

    as the end result of a succession or process

    "ultimately he had to give in"; "at long last the winter was over"

  3. last, lastly, in conclusion, finally(adverb)

    the item at the end

    "last, I'll discuss family values"

Wiktionary

  1. finally(Adverb)

    At the end or conclusion; ultimately.

    The contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered.

  2. finally(Adverb)

    To finish (with); lastly.

    Finally, I washed my dog.

  3. finally(Adverb)

    Definitively, comprehensively.

    The question of his long-term success has now been finally settled.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Finally(adverb)

    at the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly; as, the contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered

  2. Finally(adverb)

    completely; beyond recovery

Freebase

  1. Finally

    "Finally" is a 1991 song by the musician CeCe Peniston. A dance mix of this song was made, and this remixed version was used in many dance music compilations. "Finally" became Peniston's first hit song, peaking at number five on the US Hot 100 in January 1992 and becoming her only U.S. top-ten hit to date. Prior to that, it was also successful on the US Dance chart, where it spent two weeks at number one in late 1991. In addition, the song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart in a remixed version. The song features in the 1998 film Bimboland produced by Ariel Zeitoun. The 7-inch Choice Mix was used in the 1993 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and featured on its soundtrack album. The song is also featured in the stage musical based on the film. For her ninth tour Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour that resumed on November 11, 2006 at Sydney Entertainment Centre, Kylie Minogue used elements of Peniston's song when performing her 2000 comeback single "Spinning Around", co-written by Paula Abdul. In November 2009, pop musician Lady Gaga used excerpts of "Finally" for the opening of The Monster Ball Tour in her song "Dance in the Dark".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'finally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #750

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'finally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1432

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'finally' in Adverbs Frequency: #86

How to pronounce finally?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say finally in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of finally in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of finally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of finally in a Sentence

  1. Andrew McCabe:

    It is an absolute disgrace that they took two years and put my family through this experience for two years before they finally drew the obvious conclusion and one they could have drawn a long time ago.

  2. Emily Mirowski:

    Gumbo Limbo Nature Center was really heartbreaking, but it's something we've seen for several years and we're just glad people are finally seeing this image and hopefully it's raising awareness.

  3. Mohammad Al Sabban:

    There will be no change in the Saudi oil policy. I am glad that finally Saudi Arabia proved to everyone that whatever (decision) was taken in November along with other OPEC members was right.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    We think it is an enormous mistake to refuse to cooperate with the Syrian government and its armed forces who are valiantly fighting terrorism face to face, we should finally acknowledge that no one but President Assad’s armed forces and (Kurdish) militia are truly fighting the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations in Syria.

  5. Harry Richard:

    I felt relieved my congregation didnt have to worry anymore, i was reassured that law enforcement was on our side, that things were finally coming to an end.

Images & Illustrations of finally

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