Use the word final when something is over and done with. If you pester your parents too much, they may say, "You aren't going out and that's final!" End of discussion.

What is the last thing you do at school? You take final exams. Before leaving for a trip? You do a final check of your suitcase to make sure you have everything you need. Then you know you're finished packing. Both final and finish come from the Latin word finis, meaning "end." Now you know why some European movies show fin instead of the end before the credits roll.

Definitions of final

n an examination administered at the end of an academic term

final exam, final examination
Type of:
exam, examination, test
a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge

n the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament

cup final
the final match of any cup competition (such as the annual final of the English soccer competition at Wembley)
Type of:
a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

adj occurring at or forming an end or termination

“the final chapter”
concluding, last, terminal
final or ending

adj conclusive in a process or progression

“the final answer”
last, net
furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme

adj not to be altered or undone

“the judge's decision is final
inalterable, unalterable
not capable of being changed or altered

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