final

[ fahyn-l ]
/ ˈfaɪn l /

adjective

noun

Origin of final

1300–50; 1915–20 for def 10; Middle English < Latin fīnālis, equivalent to fīn(is) end + -ālis -al1
SYNONYMS FOR final
1 See last1.
3 definite, irrevocable, irreversible, unalterable.
Related formspseu·do·fi·nal, adjectivepseu·do·fi·nal·ly, adverbqua·si-fi·nal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for final

final

/ (ˈfaɪnəl) /

adjective

noun

See also finals

Word Origin for final

C14: from Latin fīnālis, from fīnis limit, boundary
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Word Origin and History for final

final


adj.

early 14c., from Old French final and directly from Latin finalis "of or pertaining to an end, concluding, final," from finis "end" (see finish). As a noun, late 14c., "that which comes last;" meaning "final contest" in a sporting sense is from 1880. As a shortening of final examination, from 1880.

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Idioms and Phrases with final

final


see in the final analysis.

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