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Dictionary Definition

final adj
1 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" [syn: concluding, last, terminal]
2 conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result" [syn: last, net]
3 not to be altered or undone; "the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say" [syn: last]

Noun

1 the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
2 an examination administered at the end of an academic term [syn: final examination, final exam]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

finis end + -alis -al

Pronunciation

  • /ˈfaɪ.nəl/
  • /"faI.n@l/
    Rhymes: -aɪnəl

Noun

  1. The ending, the last.
  2. A test or examination given at the end of a term or class; the test that concludes a class.
  3. The last round, game or match in a contest, after which the winner is determined.
  4. 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.).

Translations

followed by "one": the ending, the last
  • Danish: slutning
  • Finnish: viimeinen
  • German: Letzte, Ende
  • Japanese: 最後, 終わり, 最終
test or examination given at the end of a term or class
  • Danish: eksamen
  • Finnish: loppukoe
  • German: Abschlussprüfung
  • Japanese: 学期末試験, 学期末テスト
sports: last round in a contest
  • Czech: finále
  • Danish: finale
  • Finnish: loppuottelu, finaali
  • German: Finale, Endkampf, Schlussrunde
  • Japanese: 決勝戦, ファイナル
contest that narrows a field of contestants
  • Danish: finale
  • German: Finale, Endkampf

Adjective

  1. last; ultimate (e.g. final solution)
  2. word-final, occurring at the end of a word.

Translations

last; ultimate
  • Danish: endelig, endegyldig
  • Finnish: viimeinen, lopullinen
  • German: endgültig, End-, Schluss-
  • Japanese: 最終的な, 最後の
linguistics: occurring at the end of a word
  • Finnish: loppu-
  • German: End-, Schluss-

Etymology

finale < finalis < finis - end.

Noun

final

Declension

Adjective

final

References

Useinov-Mireev 2002}}

French

Etymology

finis end + -alis -al

Adjective

Extensive Definition

A final may refer to:
  • the condition of finality
  • final (competition), the last round of a match, game, or etc. contest, which decides which individual or team will be champion
  • final examination, a college or university course's final in a given term
  • final (music), the tonic of a church mode
  • Final (band), English electronic musical group
  • final, a term in linguistics referring to the vowel and final consonant of a syllable, see syllable rime
  • final case, a grammatical case
  • final, a keyword in the Java programming language.
  • final, the last or closeout sale of merchandise in a store or retailer that is about to go out of business because of fire damage (fire sale) or bankruptcy.
  • final girl, the horror film trope showing the last female survivor
  • Final (2001 film), a science fiction film

See also

final in German: Finale
final in Spanish: Final (desambiguación)
final in French: Finale
final in Indonesian: Final
final in Italian: Finale
final in Portuguese: Final
final in Russian: Финал (значения)
final in Finnish: Finaali

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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