Definition of Final

1. Adjective. Occurring at or forming an end or termination. "Terminal leave"

Exact synonyms: Concluding, Last, Terminal
Similar to: Closing
Derivative terms: Finality

2. Noun. The final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament.
Group relationships: Elimination Tournament
Specialized synonyms: Cup Final
Generic synonyms: Match

3. Adjective. Conclusive in a process or progression. "The net result"
Exact synonyms: Last, Net
Similar to: Ultimate
Derivative terms: Finality

4. Noun. An examination administered at the end of an academic term.
Exact synonyms: Final Exam, Final Examination
Generic synonyms: Exam, Examination, Test

5. Adjective. Not to be altered or undone. "The arbiter will have the last say"
Exact synonyms: Last
Similar to: Inalterable, Unalterable
Derivative terms: Finality

Definition of Final

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

Definition of Final

1. Noun. (qualifier followed by "one") The ending, the last. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A final examination; a test or examination given at the end of a term or class; the test that concludes a class. ¹

3. Noun. (sports) The last round, game or match in a contest, after which the winner is determined. ¹

4. Noun. 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.). ¹

5. Noun. (phonology) the final part of a syllable, the combination of medial and rime in phonetics and phonology. ¹

6. Adjective. last; ultimate ¹

7. Adjective. Conclusive; decisive ¹

8. Adjective. Respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the purpose or ultimate end in view ¹

9. Adjective. (linguistics) word-final, occurring at the end of a word. ¹

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Definition of Final

1. the last examination of an academic course [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Final

fin de siecle
fin de siècle
fin keel
fin whale
fin whales
final (current term)
final account
final approach
final curtain
final cut
final decision
final decree
final drive
final drives
final exam
final examination
final examinations
final exams
final impression

Literary usage of Final

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1916)
"final. 6. And answered March i8th became and whispered July 27th became and said " I swear it " Nov. ist and final. 5. Watch Feb. gth became guard (correct) ..."

2. Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Denmark; 2006 Review by International Energy Agency (2006)
"In the third quarter of 2005, ex- tax prices for diesel were 2.7% below the OECD average, but petrol tax was 18% above the average and the final price was ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1845)
"The religion of Constantine achieved, in less than a century, the final conquest of the Roman ... final division of the Roman empire between the sons of ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"F final becomes V. kyaa'v aa-y lee-v ... F final becomes U. turf,«. tuur-fi 48. F final is lost. loa-v muv zhee'v ..."

5. A Treatise on the Practice of the Court of Chancery: With an Appendix of by Oliver Lorenzo Barbour (1843)
"final Decree. A decree is final when all the facts and circumstances material and necessary to a complete explanation of the matters in litigation are ..."

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