1. [ adjective ] occurring at or forming an end or termination
Synonyms: last concluding terminal

"his concluding words came as a surprise" "the final chapter" "the last days of the dinosaurs" "terminal leave"

Related terms: closing
2. [ adjective ] conclusive in a process or progression
Synonyms: last net

"the final answer" "a last resort" "the net result"

Related terms: ultimate
3. [ adjective ] not to be altered or undone
Synonyms: last

"the judge's decision is final" "the arbiter will have the last say"

Related terms: unalterable
4. [ noun ] (sport) the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
Related terms: match cup_final elimination_tournament
5. [ noun ] (education) an examination administered at the end of an academic term
Synonyms: final_exam final_examination
Related terms: examination
Similar spelling:   finale