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.
adv 1: after a long period of time or an especially long delay; "at
length they arrived" [syn: eventually, at length]
2: the item at the end; "last, I'll discuss family values"
[syn: last, lastly, in conclusion]
3: as the end result of a succession or process; "ultimately he
had to give in"; "at long last the winter was over" [syn:
ultimately, in the end, at last, at long last]