Eventually vs Final - What's the difference?

eventually | final |

As an adverb eventually

is in the end.

As a noun final is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • In the end.
  • * 2004 , , Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage ,
  • It had taken nine years from the evening that Truman first showed up with a pie plate at her mother's door, but his dogged perseverance eventually won him the hand of his boyhood Sunday school crush.
  • (mathematics, of a sequence) For some tail.
  • Synonyms

    * at last * finally * yet * ultimately * in the end

    See also

    * frequently

    See also

    * sooner or later



    (wikipedia final)


    (en noun)
  • (US) A final examination; a test or examination given at the end of a term or class; the test that concludes a class.
  • (sports) The last round, game or match in a contest, after which the winner is determined.
  • A contest that narrows a field of contestants (finalists) to ranked positions, usually in numbered places (1st place/prize, 2nd place/prize, etc.) or a winner and numbered runners-up (1st runner-up, etc.).
  • (phonology) The final part of a syllable, the combination of medial and rime in phonetics and phonology.
  • (music) The tonic or keynote of a Gregorian mode, and hence the final note of any conventional melody played in that mode.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Last; ultimate.
  • :
  • *1671 , (John Milton), (Samson Agonistes)
  • *:Yet despair not of his final pardon.
  • Conclusive; decisive.
  • :
  • Respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the purpose or ultimate end in view.
  • (lb) Expressing purpose; as in the term final clause.
  • (lb) Word-final, occurring at the end of a word.
  • *
  • *:Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language, he expressed the important words by an initial, a medial, or a final consonant, and made scratches for all the words between; his clerks, however, understood him very well.
  • Synonyms

    * endly * terminal


    * initial * early * first

    Derived terms

    * final cause * finalist * semifinal