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fi·nal

 (fī′nəl)
adj.
1. Forming or occurring at the end; last: the final scene of a film.
2. Of or constituting the end result of a succession or process; ultimate: an act with both an immediate and a final purpose. See Synonyms at last1.
3. Not to be changed or reconsidered; unalterable: The judge's decision is final.
n.
Something that comes at or forms the end, especially:
a. The last or one of the last of a series of contests: the finals of a state spelling bee.
b. The last examination of an academic course.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fīnālis, from fīnis, end.]

fi′nal·ly adv.

final

(ˈfaɪnəl)
adj
1. of or occurring at the end; concluding; ultimate; last
2. having no possibility for further discussion, action, or change; conclusive; decisive: a final decree of judgment.
3. (Philosophy) relating to or constituting an end or purpose: a final clause may be introduced by 'in order to'.
4. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics at the end of a word: 'cat' has a final 't'. Compare medial1, initial1
5. (Music, other) music another word for perfect9b
n
6. a terminal or last thing; end
7. (Soccer) a deciding contest between the winners of previous rounds in a competition
8. (Music, other) music the tonic note of a church mode
[C14: from Latin fīnālis, from fīnis limit, boundary]

fi•nal

(ˈfaɪn l)

adj.
1. pertaining to or coming at the end; last in place, order, or time.
2. ultimate: the final goal.
3. conclusive or decisive: a final decision.
4. constituting the end or purpose: a final result.
5. Law. precluding further controversy on the questions passed upon: a final decree.
n.
6. something that is last or terminal.
7. Often, finals.
a. the last and decisive game, match, or round in a series, as in sports.
b. the last, usu. comprehensive, examination in a course of study.
8. Music. the tonic note of a church mode.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin fīnālis=fīn(is) end + -ālis -al1]

final

Last round of any event.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.final - the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
elimination tournament - a tournament in which losers are eliminated in successive rounds
cup final - the final match of any cup competition (such as the annual final of the English soccer competition at Wembley)
match - a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
2.final - an examination administered at the end of an academic term
exam, examination, test - a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
Adj.1.final - 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"
closing - final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks"
2.final - conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result"
ultimate - furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life"
3.final - not to be altered or undone; "the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say"
inalterable, unalterable - not capable of being changed or altered; "unalterable resolve"; "an unalterable ground rule"

final

noun
1. decider, Cup final, final match, final game The Scottish Cup final

final

adjective
1. Coming after all others:
2. Of or relating to a terminative condition, stage, or point:
3. Serving the function of deciding or settling with finality:
Translations
أخيرالـمُبَارَاةُ النِهَائِيَّةمُباراه نِهائِيَّهنِهائينِهَائِيّ
finálekonečnýposlední
endeligfinalefinalerundeuigenkaldeligdefinitiv
finaalilopullinenviimeinenloppuottelu
konačanzavršnica
döntőzáróvizsga
endanlegurhinstiloka-úrslit
ファイナル学期末テスト学期末試験最後最後の
결승전마지막의
baigiamieji egzaminaifinalasfinalininkasgalutinai nuspręstigalutinis sprendimas
beigu-finālsfinālspēlegala-galīgs
dokončenfinalezadnjizaključni izpit
finalslutlig
รอบสุดท้ายสุดท้าย
cuối cùngtrận chung kết

final

[ˈfaɪnl]
A. ADJ
1. (= last) (in series) → último; [stage] → final, último (Univ) [exam] → de fin de carrera
in the final stages of her illnessen la fase final or en la última fase de su enfermedad
I'd like to say one final wordpor último me gustaría añadir lo siguiente ...
final demandúltimo aviso m de pago
final dividenddividendo m complementario
final edition (Journalism) → última edición f
see also analysis
2. (= conclusive) [approval] → definitivo; [result] → final
the judge's decision is finalla decisión del juez es inapelable
and that's final!¡y punto!, ¡y no se hable más!
3. (= ultimate) [destination] → final
B. N
1. (Sport) → final f
she went on to reach the finalsiguió hasta llegar a la final
2. finals (Univ) → exámenes mpl de fin de carrera

final

[ˈfaɪnəl]
adj
(= last) → dernier/ière
our final farewells → nos derniers adieux
[decision, answer] → définitif/ive
a final decision → une décision définitive
... and that's final → ... un point c'est tout
I'm not going and that's final → Je n'y vais pas, un point c'est tout.
(= ultimate) → final(e)
n
(SPORT)finale f
Boris Becker is in the final → Boris Becker va disputer la finale. finals
npl (UNIVERSITY)examens mpl de dernière année
to sit one's finals → passer ses examens de dernière annéefinal curtain n
the final curtain → la chute du rideaufinal demand ndernier rappel m

final

adj
(= last)letzte(r, s); final round/matchletzte Runde/letztes Spiel; (in a tournament) → Endrunde f/-spiel nt; final bend/stretch (in stadium) → Zielkurve f/-gerade f; final stage(s)Endstadium nt; final vowel/consonantSchlussvokal m/-konsonant m; final act/scene/chapterSchlussakt m/-szene f/-kapitel nt; final chordSchlussakkord m; final curtain (Theat) → Schlussvorhang m
(= definitive) result, outcome, decision, approval, versionendgültig; final verdictEndurteil nt; final stateEndzustand m; final scoreSchlussstand m, → Endergebnis nt; the final results of their workdas Endergebnis ihrer Arbeit; that’s my final offerdas ist mein letztes Angebot; the judges’ decision is finaldie Preisrichter haben das letzte Wort; that’s not final yetdas steht noch nicht endgültig fest; … and that’s final!… und damit basta! (inf) ? analysis a, ? also say 2 b
(= ultimate) humiliationgrößte(r, s); this is the final insultdas ist der Gipfel; the final irony is that he died two days before the book was completeddie Ironie des Schicksals wollte es schließlich, dass er zwei Tage vor Fertigstellung des Buchs starb; he paid the final penalty for his crimeer bezahlte sein Verbrechen mit dem Leben
n
(esp Sport) → Finale nt; (of quiz, field event)Endrunde f; (= game)Endspiel nt; (= race)Endlauf m; to get to the finalins Finale kommen; World Cup Final (Ftbl) → Endspiel ntder Fußballweltmeisterschaft; the Olympic high jump finaldas olympische Finale im Hochsprung; the finalsdas Finale, die Endrunde
finals pl (Brit Univ: = examinations) → Abschlussprüfung f
(Press) the late (night) finaldie letzte (Nacht)ausgabe

final

:
final clause
n (Gram) → Finalsatz m
final curtain
n (Theat) ten minutes before the finalzehn Minuten vor Vorstellungsschluss; the final falls on a horrific scenebei Vorstellungsschluss bietet sich ein Bild des Schreckens
final demand
nletzte Mahnung f
final disposal
n (of radioactive waste) → Endlagerung f; final siteEndlager nt
final dividend
n (Fin) → (Jahres)schlussdividende f

final

:
final edition
n (Press) → letzte Ausgabe
final examination
Final Four
pl the final (US Basketball) → die letzten Vier (in der Basketballmeisterschaft); they have always played in the finalsie waren immer unter den letzten Vier

final

:
final score
n (Sport) → Endstand m
Final Solution
n (NS) → Endlösung f
final whistle
n (Ftbl) → Schlusspfiff m; to blow the finaldas Spiel abpfeifen

final

[ˈfaɪnl]
1. adj (last) → ultimo/a; (conclusive) → finale, definitivo/a; (victory) → conclusivo/a; (exam) → finale
final demand (Comm) → ingiunzione f (di pagamento)
the judge's decision is final → la decisione del giudice è inappellabile
... and that's final! → ...e basta!
2. n (Sport) → finale f
see also finals

final

(ˈfainl) adjective
1. the very last. the final chapter of the book.
2. (of a decision etc) definite; decided and not to be changed. The judge's decision is final.
noun
the last part of a competition. The first parts of the competition will take place throughout the country, but the final will be in London.
ˈfinally adverb
1. as the last (of many). The soldiers rode past, then came the Royal visitors, and finally the Queen.
2. at last, after a long time. The train finally arrived.
ˈfinalist noun
a person who reaches the final stage in a competition. It was difficult to decide which of the two finalists was the better tennis player.
fiˈnality (-ˈnӕ-) noun
ˈfinalize, ˈfinalise verb
to make a final decision about plans, arrangements etc. We must finalize the arrangements by Friday.
ˌfinaliˈzation, ˌfinaliˈsation noun
ˈfinals noun plural
the last examinations for a university degree etc. I am sitting/taking my finals in June.

final

الـمُبَارَاةُ النِهَائِيَّة, نِهَائِيّ finále, konečný endelig, finale Endspiel, letzter τελικός final, último finaali, lopullinen final, finale konačan, završnica finale 最終の, 決勝 결승전, 마지막의 finale, laatste endelig, finale finał, końcowy final завершающий, финал final, slutlig รอบสุดท้าย, สุดท้าย son cuối cùng, trận chung kết 决赛, 最后的

final

a. final, último-a; conclusivo-a; definitivo-a.
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