Final meaning

fīnəl
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Forming or occurring at the end; last.

The final scene of a film.

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Not to be changed or reconsidered; unalterable.

The judge's decision is final.

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Of or coming at the end; last; concluding.

The final chapter.

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Of or constituting the end result of a succession or process; ultimate.

An act with both an immediate and a final purpose.

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Anything final.
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Something that comes at or forms the end, especially:
  • The last or one of the last of a series of contests.
    The finals of a state spelling bee.
  • The last examination of an academic course.
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Leaving no further chance for action, discussion, or change; deciding; conclusive.

A final decree.

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Having to do with the basic or ultimate purpose, aim, or end.

The final destination.

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The last of a series of contests, trials, etc.
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A final or concluding examination.
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The definition of final is coming to an end or having to do with an end.

An example of final used as an adjective is in the phrase "his final moment," which means the last moment of his life.

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(followed by "one") The ending, the last.
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(US) A final examination; a test or examination given at the end of a term or class; the test that concludes a class.
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(sports) The last round, game or match in a contest, after which the winner is determined.
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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.).
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(phonology) The final part of a syllable, the combination of medial and rime in phonetics and phonology.
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Last; ultimate.

Final solution; the final day of a school term.

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Conclusive; decisive.

A final judgment; the battle of Waterloo brought the contest to a final issue.

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Respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the purpose or ultimate end in view.
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(linguistics) Word-final, occurring at the end of a word.
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Final is defined as the last of something, or a test at the end of a class.

An example of a final is the last math test of a school year.

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(music) The tonic or keynote of a Gregorian mode, and hence the final note of any convential melody played in that mode.
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Origin of final

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin fīnālis from fīnis end

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fīnālis (“of or relating to the end or to boundaries”), from fīnis (“end”); see fine.

    From Wiktionary