from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A contestant in the final session of a competition.
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- n. Somebody or something that appears in the final stage of a competition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any of the players who meet in the final round of a tournament in which the losers in any round do not play again.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition
"Getting a nomination for a World Technology Award was overwhelming, and to have been designated a finalist is abundantly above all I could have asked for."
Less than a year after losing his wife to heart disease the American Idol 8 finalist is grieving the death of another family member.
Nonetheless, the former Top 10 finalist is back on the scene and hoping to make an impression with his sassy new summer single, “24/7.”
Palin, a former Miss Alaska finalist, is the hero of another ex-beauty queen, Carrie Prejean, who conducted her own media tour last week for her book "Still Standing."
Once a finalist is put forward, coverage backs off to relatively equal coverage through election day.
If the Hurricanes fail to make up the difference, it will mark the first time in modern NHL history that neither Stanley Cup finalist from the previous season made the playoffs.
The Rhodes scholar finalist is accustomed to setting his goals high and meeting them.
The Butkus Award semi-finalist is regarded as one of the premier defenders in college football ...
Undrafted out of high school, the two-time Big 12 player of year and Golden Spikes Award finalist is hitting .382 with 18 home runs and 62 RBI for the Huskers.
Big ticket: Roberto Luongo, a Vezina Trophy finalist, is due a new contract.