final

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fīnālis (of or relating to the end or to boundaries), from fīnis (end); see fine.

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Noun[edit]

final (plural finals)

  1. (US) A final examination; a test or examination given at the end of a term or class; the test that concludes a class.
  2. (sports) The last round, game or match in a contest, after which the winner is determined.
  3. A contest that narrows a field of contestants (finalists) to ranked positions, usually in numbered places (1st place/prize, 2nd place/prize, etc.) or a winner and numbered runners-up (1st runner-up, etc.).
  4. (phonology) The final part of a syllable, the combination of medial and rime in phonetics and phonology.
  5. (music) The tonic or keynote of a Gregorian mode, and hence the final note of any conventional melody played in that mode.

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Adjective[edit]

final (comparative more final, superlative most final)

  1. Last; ultimate.
    final solution;   the final day of a school term
  2. Conclusive; decisive.
    a final judgment;   the battle of Waterloo brought the contest to a final issue
  3. Respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the purpose or ultimate end in view.
  4. (linguistics) Word-final, occurring at the end of a word.
    • 1893, Walter Besant, “Prologue”, in The Ivory Gate:
      Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language, he expressed the important words by an initial, a medial, or a final consonant, and made scratches for all the words between; his clerks, however, understood him very well.

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

final m (plural finals)

  1. end (last point or moment of something)

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian finale, from Latin fīnālis, from fīnis - end.

Noun[edit]

final

  1. A final.

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

final

  1. final.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīnālis.

Adjective[edit]

final m (feminine finale, masculine plural finals, feminine plural finales)

  1. final (last)

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Ladin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

final m (plural finai, feminine finala, feminine plural finales)

  1. final

Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

final m

  1. final, definitive, last

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin fīnālis, from fīnis.

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Adjective[edit]

final m, f (plural finais; comparable)

  1. final, ultimate, last

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Noun[edit]

final m (plural finais)

  1. An end

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final f (plural finais)

  1. A final (sports)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

final m (Cyrillic spelling финал)

  1. (linguistics) final (last letter of word)
  2. (sports) final

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

final m, f (plural finales)

  1. final

Noun[edit]

final m (plural finales)

  1. An end
  2. A final (sports)

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

final c

  1. (sports) A final

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French final.

Noun[edit]

final (definite accusative finali, plural finaller)

  1. The end
  2. (education) The final exam
  3. (music) finale
  4. (sports) In tournaments the last contest

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