final

final
[[t]fa͟ɪn(ə)l[/t]]
finals
1) ADJ: det ADJ In a series of events, things, or people, the final one is the last one.

Astronauts will make a final attempt today to rescue a communications satellite from its useless orbit...

This is the fifth and probably final day of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee...

On the last Saturday in September, I received a final letter from Clive.

Syn:
2) ADJ: ADJ n Final means happening at the end of an event or series of events.

You must have been on stage until the final curtain...

The countdown to the Notting Hill Carnival is in its final hours.

3) ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) You can use final to emphasize that a situation has a particular quality to a very great or severe degree. [WRITTEN]

Only a few go through the final humiliation of meeting the bailiff at the door.

Syn:
4) ADJ If a decision or someone's authority is final, it cannot be changed or questioned.

The judges' decision is final...

The White House has the final say...

I'm not going, and that's final.

5) N-COUNT The final is the last game or contest in a series and decides who is the winner.
See also , semi-final

...the Scottish Cup Final...

Pakistan's Jansher Khan has won the men's final at the Singapore Open.

6) N-PLURAL The finals of a sporting tournament consist of a smaller tournament that includes only players or teams that have won earlier games. The finals decide the winner of the whole tournament.

Poland know they have a chance of qualifying for the World Cup Finals.

7) N-PLURAL: oft poss N When a student takes his or her finals, he or she takes the last and most important examinations in a university or college course.

Anna sat her finals in the summer.


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