- 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.
- 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.
- fin. sec.,
- final cause,
- final cut,
- final four,
- final host,
- final judgment
Origin of final
Examples from the Web for final
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|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|DAILY BEAST
It was one dazzling June morning when he took his final lesson.The Dominant Strain|Anna Chapin Ray
After two days, there was a parting; perhaps, she wretchedly thought, a final one.Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty|J. W. de Forest
Twice we had been in a position to add the third and final victory, and twice the Bellevue quintet had dashed our hopes.Fore!|Charles Emmett Van Loan
The aid which Pyrrhus brought did little good to the Tarentines, and his final departure in 274 left them defenceless.
Long intervals, however, elapsed in most cases between the original synopsis and the final touches.The Forged Coupon and Other Stories|Leo Tolstoy
Word Origin for final
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.
see in the final analysis.