final - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  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.

    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?

  2. 2


    [plural] the last set of examinations that students take before they finish at a college or university

    I’ve got my finals next month.

  3. 3
    American the last examination that students take before they finish a class at a school or university