pertaining to or coming at the end; last in place, order, or time: the final meeting of the year.
ultimate: The final goal is world peace.
conclusive or decisive: a final decision.
constituting the end or purpose: a final result.
pertaining to or expressing the end or purpose: a final clause.
precluding further controversy on the questions passed upon: The judicial determination of the Supreme Court is final.
determining all issues presented, so that no further decision upon the merits of the issues is necessary:a final judgment or decree.
Phonetics. occurring at the end of a word or syllable, as the (t) sound in bit or bite.
that which is last; that which forms an end or termination.
the last and decisive game, match, contest, or round in a series, as in sports.
the last, usually comprehensive, examination in a course of study.
the last edition of a newspaper published on any day.
Music. the tonic note of a church mode.
- pseu·do·fi·nal, adjective
- pseu·do·fi·nal·ly, adverb
- quasi-final, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024
How to use final in a sentence
Although he mercifully has no memory of his horrifying crash on the final lap, almost everyone else does.Ryan Newman returns to Daytona 500, with no memory of 2020 crash and ‘therefore no fear’ | Cindy Boren | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
The unified paid search team took a two-pronged initial approach to their paid search final URL selection.Case study: Schneider Electric’s digital transformation through centralized search | Evan Kent and Kimberly Dutcher | February 11, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
The pediatric vaccine trials will not be as large as the final stage adult trials, which enrolled 30,000 or more participants, giving a placebo to half and the vaccine to half.Fauci: Vaccines for Kids as Young as First Graders Could Be Authorized by September | by Caroline Chen | February 11, 2021 | ProPublica
Half of the 10 Super Bowls from that decade had a final margin of 20 or more points.That really was one of the least enjoyable Super Bowls of all time | Neil Greenberg | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
To arrive at the final dollar value of a benefit, we used the formulas specified in each contract.How We Found Pricey Provisions in New Jersey Police Contracts | by Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica, and Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press | February 8, 2021 | ProPublica
The program has not made a final selection on which upgrades will actually be included in future versions of the F-35.
It used to carry livestock but sailed its final voyage with a hold full of Syrian men, women, and children.
I had the opportunity to appear on the popular Sons of Anarchy series in their final season.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex | Aurora Snow | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This final episode of Extras is the perfect Christmastime escape for those who prefer the bittersweet to the saccharine.
The Newsroom aired its final episode on Sunday, already an eternity ago in news-cycle terms.A Few Great Men Too Many: Aaron Sorkin Doesn’t Think You Can Handle the Truth | Arthur Chu | December 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
No one ever argued with Levison; all understood that this particular phrase was final.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Yet, so curiously constituted is the native mind, the blowing-up of the magazine was the final tocsin of revolt.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
From this one source of misery, where was a promise or a chance of a final rescue?
This is, of course, possible, but it cannot be more than speculation; the final Dunciad does show evidence of hasty revision.A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope | Colley Cibber
With both Tom and me it was friendship at first sight, and nothing until the final severance came ever disturbed its course.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
British Dictionary definitions for final
of or occurring at the end; concluding; ultimate; last
having no possibility for further discussion, action, or change; conclusive; decisive: a final decree of judgment
a terminal or last thing; end
a deciding contest between the winners of previous rounds in a competition
music the tonic note of a church mode
- See also finals
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with final
see in the final analysis.
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.