final


1fi·nal

adjective \ˈfī-nəl\

: happening or coming at the end

: happening as a result : happening at the end of a process

—used to say that something will not to be changed or done again

Full Definition of FINAL

1
a :  not to be altered or undone <all sales are final>
b :  of or relating to a concluding court action or proceeding <final decree>
2
:  coming at the end :  being the last in a series, process, or progress <the final chapter>
3
:  of or relating to the ultimate purpose or result of a process <our final goal>
fi·nal·ly \ˈfī-nəl-ē, ˈfīn-lē\ adverb

Examples of FINAL

  1. the final act of the play
  2. They won their final four games.
  3. in the final minutes of the game
  4. Our last stop was Bangkok, but our final destination is Tokyo.
  5. The plans are undergoing final review.
  6. What was the final score?
  7. The final product was not what we had expected.

Origin of FINAL

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin finalis, from finis boundary, end
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with FINAL

2final

noun

: the last competition (such as a game or race) or set of competitions in a series

finals : the examinations that happen at the end of a class, term, or course of study

: an examination at the end of a class

Full Definition of FINAL

:  something that is final: as
a :  a deciding match, game, heat, or trial —usually used in plural
b :  the last examination in a course —often used in plural

Examples of FINAL

  1. He failed his history finals.
  2. He failed his history final.

First Known Use of FINAL

1609

Rhymes with FINAL

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