The definition of last is coming after all others, the most recent, the only remaining or the final.(adjective)
Last means after all others.(adverb)
An example of last is the person who comes to the movie after everyone else.
Last is defined as a person or thing that happens after everyone or everything else.(noun)
An example of last is the final runner to cross the finish line in a race.
Last is to go on or continue for awhile.(verb)
An example of last is to endure a 10 mile hike.
See last in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME laste, earlier latest, latst < OE latost, superl. of adj. læt, adv. late: see late
Origin: ME lasten < OE læstan, akin to Ger leisten, vt., to perform, carry out, Goth laistjan, lit., to follow in the track of < IE base *leis-, a track, spoor > L lira, furrow (see learn): sense development: to follow — to go on, continue
Origin: ME laste < OE læst, a boot, læste, shoemaker's last < base of last, footstep, track, furrow < same base as last
Origin: ME laste < OE hlæst (akin to Ger last, OHG hlast) < base of hladan: see lade
See last in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English latost
Origin: , superlative of lǽt, late; see lē- in Indo-European roots.
verb last·ed, last·ing, lasts verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English lasten
Origin: , from Old English lǣstan; see leis-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English leste, laste
Origin: , from Old English lǣste
Origin: , from lǣst, lāst, sole of the foot; see leis-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English, load, a kind of measure
Origin: , from Old English hlǽst, load.
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