Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

final - definition and synonyms

 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun [countable] final pronunciation in British English /ˈfaɪn(ə)l/
Word Forms
Close
singularfinal
pluralfinals
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  1. 1
    the last game, race etc in a competition. The winner of the final is the winner of the whole competition
    Last year the team made it all the way to the final.
    the World Cup Final
    grand final: The grand final will be held in July.
    finals (=the last few games, races etc in a competition): Will England qualify for the World Cup Finals?

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog