Meaning of FINAL in English

I. ˈfī-n ə l adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin finalis, from finis boundary, end

Date: 14th century


a. : not to be altered or undone

all sales are final

b. : of or relating to a concluding court action or proceeding

final decree

2. : coming at the end : being the last in a series, process, or progress

the final chapter

3. : of or relating to the ultimate purpose or result of a process

our final goal

Synonyms: see last

• fi·nal·ly ˈfī-n ə l-ē, ˈfīn-lē adverb

II. noun

Date: 1609

: something that is final: as

a. : a deciding match, game, heat, or trial — usually used in plural

b. : the last examination in a course — often used in plural

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.