Meaning of FINAL in English

FINAL

(~s)

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

1.

In a series of events, things, or people, the ~ one is the last one.

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

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

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

= last

ADJ: det ADJ

2.

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

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

ADJ: ADJ n

3.

If a decision or someone’s authority is ~, it cannot be changed or questioned.

The judges’ decision is ~...

The White House has the ~ say...

ADJ

4.

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

...the Scottish Cup Final...

N-COUNT

see also quarter-~ , semi-~

5.

The ~s of a sporting tournament consist of a smaller tournament that includes only players or teams that have won earlier games. The ~s decide the winner of the whole tournament.

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

N-PLURAL

6.

When a student takes his or her ~s, he or she takes the last and most important examinations in a university or college course.

Anna sat her ~s in the summer.

N-PLURAL: oft poss N

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