Definition of finalist
: a contestant in a competition finals
Examples of finalist in a Sentence
They interviewed all of the finalists before making a decision.
a finalist in the tennis tournament
Recent Examples of finalist from the Web
Finalists for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction will be announced Sept. 13.
From 6:15 to 7:40 p.m. the US Band will perform, followed by 2017 RB Idol finalists Amalea Rose (second place), Bella Noles (third place) and Ellie O’Connell (audience choice).
For the first time, the finalists to be America’s Next Drag Superstar had to spend the last episode of the season locked in battle, performing head-to-head lip syncs to pop songs in order to win RuPaul’s favor.
Both finalists could signify cultural progress: Peppermint would have been the show’s first openly transgender winner, and Velour is among the most high-minded, politically outspoken drag queens to ever compete.
Knox, according to high school senior finalists Cameron Reddish and Romeo Langford, was the best player here.
In the running: Washington’s Braden Holtby and Montreal’s Carey Price are the other finalists.
Josh Hart was a finalist, a season after leading Villanova to a national championship.
Grossman beat out five other finalists, including fellow Israeli author Amos Oz for the counterpart to Britain's prestigious Booker Prize.
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Definition of finalist for English Language Learners
: a person who competes in the last part of a competition
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