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last 1

 (lăst)
adj.
1. Being, coming, or placed after all others; final: the last game of the season.
2. Being the only one left: his last nickel; as a last resort.
3. Just past; most recent: last year; the last time I checked.
4. Most up-to-date; newest: the last thing in swimwear.
5. Highest in extent or degree; utmost: to the last measure of human endurance.
6. Most valid, authoritative, or conclusive: The arbiter will have the last say in resolving this dispute.
7.
a. Least likely or expected: the last person we would have suspected.
b. The least desirable or suitable: the last man for the job.
8. Being the latest possible: waited until the last second before boarding the train.
9. Lowest in rank or importance: last prize; last place.
10. Used as an intensive: Every last dollar was donated to charity.
11.
a. Of or relating to a terminal period or stage, as of life: the last days of the dinosaurs.
b. Administered just before death: the last sacraments.
adv.
1. After all others in chronology or sequence: arrived last.
2. Most recently: a fashion last popular in the 1940s.
3. At the end; finally: Add the butter last.
n.
1. One that is at the end or last: the last to be chosen; on every page but the last.
2. The end: held out until the last.
3. The final mention or appearance: haven't seen the last of our troubles.
Idioms:
at last
After a considerable length of time; finally.
at long last
After a lengthy or troublesome wait or delay: At long last the winter was over.

[Middle English, from Old English latost, superlative of læt, late; see lē- in Indo-European roots.]

last′ly adv.
Synonyms: last1, final, terminal, ultimate
These adjectives mean coming after all others in chronology or sequence. Last applies to what comes at the end of a series: the last day of the month. Something final stresses the definitiveness and decisiveness of the conclusion: Somehow he always seems to get the final word in what we end up doing. Terminal applies to what marks or forms a limit or boundary, as in space, time, or development: That railroad's terminal city is a town with a large harbor. Ultimate applies to what concludes a series, process, or progression or constitutes a final result or objective: the ultimate sonata of that opus; our ultimate goal; the ultimate effect.

last 2

 (lăst)
v. last·ed, last·ing, lasts
v.intr.
1.
a. To continue in time; go on: The war lasted four years.
b. To continue; survive: The patient is not expected to last much longer.
2.
a. To remain in good or usable condition: Produce lasts longer if it is refrigerated. I wanted a car that would last.
b. To continue in force or practice: wondered if the marriage would last.
3. To remain in adequate supply: Will our water last?
v.tr.
1. To keep adequately supplied: left enough bread to last the family for the weekend.
2. To persist or endure for the entire length of; survive: hoped to last the season without injuring her leg again.

[Middle English lasten, from Old English lǣstan; see leis- in Indo-European roots.]

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last3

last 3

 (lăst)
n.
A block or form shaped like a human foot and used in making or repairing shoes.
tr.v. last·ed, last·ing, lasts
To mold or shape on a last.

[Middle English leste, laste, from Old English lǣste, from lǣst, lāst, sole of the foot; see leis- in Indo-European roots.]

last 4

 (lăst)
n. Chiefly British
A unit of volume or weight varying for different commodities and in different districts, equal to about 80 bushels, 640 gallons, or 2 tons.

[Middle English, load, a kind of measure, from Old English hlæst, load.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.at last - as the end result of a succession or processat last - as the end result of a succession or process; "ultimately he had to give in"; "at long last the winter was over"
Translations
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last1

(laːst) adjective
1. coming at the end. We set out on the last day of November; He was last in the race; He caught the last bus home.
2. most recent; next before the present. Our last house was much smaller than this; last year/month/week.
3. coming or remaining after all the others. He was the last guest to leave.
adverb
at the end of or after all the others. He took his turn last.
ˈlastly adverb
finally. Lastly, I would like to thank you all for listening so patiently to what I have been saying.
at (long) last
in the end, especially after a long delay. Oh, there he is at (long) last!
hear/see etc the last of
to be finished with, be able to forget. You haven't heard the last of this!
the last person
a person who is very unlikely or unwilling to do a particular thing, or to whom it would be unwise or dangerous to do a particular thing. I'm the last person to make a fuss, but you should have told me all the same; He's the last person you should offend.
the last straw
a fact, happening etc which, when added to all other facts or happenings, makes a situation finally impossible to bear.
the last thing
something very unlikely, unwanted, not intended etc. It's the last thing you would think of looking for; The last thing I want is to hurt anyone.
the last word
1. the final remark in an argument etc. She always must have the last word!
2. the final decision. The last word rests with the chairman.
3. something very fashionable or up-to-date. Her hat was the last word in elegance.
on one's last legs
very near to falling down or collapsing with exhaustion, old age etc.
to the last
until the very end. He kept his courage to the last.