final

See also: finał

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

final (plural finals)

  1. (followed by "one") The ending, the last.
  2. (US) A final examination; a test or examination given at the end of a term or class; the test that concludes a class.
  3. (sports) The last round, game or match in a contest, after which the winner is determined.
  4. 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.).
  5. (phonology) The final part of a syllable, the combination of medial and rime in phonetics and phonology.
  6. (music) The tonic or keynote of a Gregorian mode, and hence the final note of any convential melody played in that mode.

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AdjectiveEdit

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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CatalanEdit

NounEdit

final m (plural finals)

  1. end (last point or moment of something)

Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

final

  1. A final.

DeclensionEdit

AdjectiveEdit

final

  1. final.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fīnālis.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. final (last)

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LadinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. final

Old FrenchEdit

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final m

  1. final, definitive, last

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin fīnālis, from fīnis.

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final m, f (plural finais; comparable)

  1. final, ultimate, last

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final m (plural finais)

  1. An end

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final f (plural finais)

  1. A final (sports)

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

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final m (Cyrillic spelling финал)

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

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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

final m, f (plural finales)

  1. final

NounEdit

final m (plural finales)

  1. An end
  2. A final (sports)

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SwedishEdit

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final c

  1. (sports) A final

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French final.

NounEdit

final (definite accusative finali, plural finaller)

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

DeclensionEdit

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 09:46