finalist finalist  /ˈfaɪ nə lɪst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition

Usage(s):

  1. It earned a National Magazine Award nomination and was later expanded into a memoir of the same title that became a finalist for a PENMartha Albrand Award.
  2. It was foreordained that Hathaway would be a finalist, but she's unlikely to overcome the Winslet onslaught.
  3. Nonetheless, there Nielsen was: a Wimbledon finalist, and the first unseeded one since 1930.

News

  1. Georgia Tech sports: Evans finalist for Johnny Bench Award

    Georgia Tech sports: Evans finalist for Johnny Bench Award
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. Arab Idol Finalist Rallies Palestinian People Together, Angers Hamas

    Arab Idol has brought a bit of unity to one of the most war-torn areas in the Middle East as Palestinian fans and business have rallied behind a 22-year-old singer fro the Gaza Strip. Mohammed Assaf is the first contestant from Palestine to qualify for the Middle East’s version of American Idol. Assaf has won... Read more » Arab Idol Finalist Rallies Palestinian People Together, Angers Hamas is ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. ‘Sammie’ award finalist fuels Air Force energy policy

    Kevin Geiss is a finalist for a civil service medal for his work on the Air Force’s energy policy.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Washington Post

Quotes

  1. "There is no good way to leave the World Cup," before the final, Herbert said. "But leaving together with Italy and (2006 finalist) France can't be too bad."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Ricki Herbert Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It feels great. It's such a big accomplishment to be here and to win this award. You know, after going from guard to center last year and being a finalist last year too, this is unbelievable. My guys did a heck of a lot helping me out this year and...
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Dan Mozes Source: InsideTheVille.com (subscription)

  3. "What I like over three years, he's gone from being a spare part as a freshmen to by his junior year he's the leading scoring defenceman in the nation," Holland said. "He was voted a top 10 Hobey Baker finalist, so he's regarded as a premier...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Ken Holland Source: Vancouver Sun

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