Meaning of FINAL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ faɪn(ə)l ]

( finals)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


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.

= last

ADJ : det ADJ


Final means happening at the end of an event or series of events.

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



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...



The final is the last game or contest in a series and decides who is the winner.

...the Scottish Cup Final...


see also quarter-final , semi-final


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.



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.

N-PLURAL : oft poss N

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.