Dictionary > English Dictionary > Definition, synonym and antonym of finally
Meaning of finally by Wiktionary Dictionary



    final +‎ -ly


    • ( RP, US ) IPA: /ˈfaɪnəli/


    finally ( not comparable )

    1. At the end or conclusion; ultimately .
      The contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered .
    2. ( sequence ) To finish ( with ); lastly .
      Finally, I washed my dog .
    3. ( manner ) Definitively, comprehensively .
      The question of his long-term success has now been finally settled .


    The terms below need to be checked and allocated to the definitions ( senses ) of the headword above. Each term should appear in the sense for which it is appropriate. Use the template {{sense|"gloss"}}, substituting a short version of the definition for "gloss" .

Explanation of finally by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. as the end result of a succession or process

    2. after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay

    3. the item at the end

    Definition of finally by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Finally adv.
      1. At the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly; as, “the contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered”.

      Whom patience finally must crown. Milton.

      2. Completely; beyond recovery.

      Not any house of noble English in Ireland was utterly destroyed or finally rooted out. Sir J. Davies.