Last meaning

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Only remaining.

Took the last chocolate in the box.

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Last is to go on or continue for awhile.

An example of last is to endure a 10 mile hike.

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Directly before the present.

Last month.

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Most valid, authoritative, or conclusive.

The arbiter will have the last say in resolving this dispute.

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Most recently.

A fashion last popular in the 1940s.

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One that is at the end or last.

The last to be chosen; on every page but the last.

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Being, coming, or placed after all others; final.

The last game of the season.

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Most up-to-date; newest.

The last thing in swimwear.

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After all others in chronology or sequence.

Arrived last.

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The end.

Held out until the last.

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The final mention or appearance.

Haven't seen the last of our troubles.

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To persist or endure for the entire length of; survive.

Hoped to last the season without injuring her leg again.

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A unit of volume or weight varying for different commodities and in different districts, equal to about 80 bushels, 640 gallons, or 2 tons.
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To remain in existence or operation; continue; go on; endure.
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To remain in good condition; wear well.
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To continue unconsumed, unspent, etc.

Enough food to last for a month.

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To continue or endure throughout.

Doubtful whether he can last (out) the training period.

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A measure or weight that varies for different things and in different places, often one equal to 4,000 pounds.
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(sequence) After everything else; finally.

I'll go last.

Last but not least.

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(intransitive) To endure, continue over time.

Summer seems to last longer each year.

They seem happy now, but that won't last long.

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(intransitive) To hold out, continue undefeated or entire.

I don't know how much longer we can last without reinforcements.

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1866, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 1, page 169,

The last of wool is twelve sacks.

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The definition of last is coming after all others, the most recent, the only remaining or the final.

An example of last is a race runner who finishes after everyone else.

An example of last is the week before this one.

An example of last is the final argument that ends a friendship.

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At the end; finally.

Add the butter last.

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Last means after all others.

An example of last is the person who comes to the movie after everyone else.

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Last is defined as a person or thing that happens after everyone or everything else.

An example of last is the final runner to cross the finish line in a race.

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Being the only one left.

His last nickel; as a last resort.

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Just past; most recent.

Last year; the last time I checked.

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Highest in extent or degree; utmost.

To the last measure of human endurance.

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Being the latest possible.

Waited until the last second before boarding the train.

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Lowest in rank or importance.

Last prize; last place.

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Used as an intensive.

Every last dollar was donated to charity.

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To remain in adequate supply.

Will our water last?

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To keep adequately supplied.

Left enough bread to last the family for the weekend.

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A block or form shaped like a human foot and used in making or repairing shoes.
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To mold or shape on a last.
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Being or coming after all others in place; farthest from the first; hindmost.
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Coming after all others in time; farthest from the beginning; latest.
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Farthest from what is expected; least likely.

He would be the last person to suspect anything.

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Utmost; greatest.
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Coming after all others in importance; lowest in rank.
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Newest.

The last thing in hats.

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Conclusive; authoritative.

The last word in scientific research.

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Individual.

To spend every last cent.

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After all others; at the end.
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Most recently.
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Finally; in conclusion.
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Someone or something which comes last.

Elizabeth I was the last of the Tudor monarchs.

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The final or concluding part; end.

Friends to the last.

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A block or form shaped like a person's foot, on which shoes are made or repaired.
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To form with a last.
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Final, ultimate, coming after all others of its kind.

“Eyes Wide Shut" was the last film to be directed by Stanley Kubrick.

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Most recent, latest, last so far.

The last time I saw him, he was married.

I have received your note dated the 17th last, and am responding to say that [...] . (archaic usage)

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Farthest of all from a given quality, character, or condition; most unlikely, or least preferable.

He is the last person to be accused of theft.

The last person I want to meet is Helen.

More rain is the last thing we need right now.

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Being the only one remaining of its class.

Japan is the last empire.

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Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.
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Lowest in rank or degree.

The last prize.

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The (one) immediately before the present.

Last night the moon was full.

We went there last year.

Last Tuesday was Hallowe'en.

Last time we talked about this was in January.

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(of a day of the week) Closest to seven days (one week) ago.

It's Wednesday, and the party was last Tuesday; that is, not yesterday, but eight days ago.

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Most recently.

When we last met, he was based in Toronto.

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A tool for shaping or preserving the shape of shoes.
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To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last.

To last a boot.

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A load of some commodity with reference to its weight and commercial value.
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at last
  • After a considerable length of time; finally.
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at long last
  • After a lengthy or troublesome wait or delay:
    At long last the winter was over.
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at long last
  • after a long time; finally
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at the last minute (or moment, second, etc.)
  • at the latest possible time or opportunity; just before it is too late
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see (or hear, etc.) the last of
  • to see (or hear, etc.) for the last time
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stick to one's last
  • to keep to one's own work
  • to mind one's own business
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

at the last minute (<i>or</i> moment, second, <i>etc.</i>)
see (<i>or</i> hear<i>, etc.</i>) the last of
stick to one's last

Origin of last

  • Middle English leste, laste from Old English lǣste from lǣst, lāst sole of the foot leis-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English latost superlative of læt late lē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English lasten from Old English lǣstan leis-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English load, a kind of measure from Old English hlæst load

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English last, from Old English hlæst (“burden, load, freight"), from Proto-Germanic *hlastuz (“burden, load, freight"), from Proto-Indo-European *klehâ‚‚- (“to put, lay out"). Cognate with West Frisian lêst, Dutch last, German Last, Swedish last, Icelandic lest.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English lÇ£stan, from Proto-Germanic *laistijanÄ…. Cognate with German leisten (“yield").

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English latost

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English læste.

    From Wiktionary