- of or coming at the end; last; concluding: the final chapter
- leaving no further chance for action, discussion, or change; deciding; conclusive: a final decree
- having to do with the basic or ultimate purpose, aim, or end: the final destination
Origin of finalMiddle English from Old French from Classical Latin finalis from finis, end: see finish
- anything final
- [pl.] the last of a series of contests, trials, etc.
- a final or concluding examination