final

[ fahyn-l ]
/ ˈfaɪn l /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. fin-footed,
  2. fin.,
  3. fin. sec.,
  4. finable,
  5. finagle,
  6. final cause,
  7. final cut,
  8. final four,
  9. final host,
  10. final judgment

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 finals

finals

/ (ˈfaɪnəlz) /

pl n

the deciding part or parts of a sports or other competition
education the last examination series in an academic or professional course

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 finals
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Idioms and Phrases with finals

final

see in the final analysis.

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