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Adjective: last  lãst
  1. Immediately past
    "last Thursday"; "the last chapter we read"
     
  2. Coming after all others in time, space, degree or being the only one remaining
    "the last time I saw Paris"; "the last day of the month"; "had the last word"; "waited until the last minute"; "he raised his voice in a last supreme call"; "the last game of the season"; "down to his last nickel"
     
  3. Occurring at or forming an end or termination
    "the last days of the dinosaurs";
    - concluding, final, terminal
     
  4. Most unlikely or unsuitable
    "the last person we would have suspected"; "the last man they would have chosen for the job"
     
  5. Occurring at the time of death
    "his last words"; "the last rites"
     
  6. Conclusive in a process or progression
    "a last resort";
    - final, net
     
  7. Highest in extent or degree
    "whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually"; "to the last measure of human endurance";
    - utmost
     
  8. Not to be altered or undone
    "the arbiter will have the last say";
    - final
     
  9. Lowest in rank or importance
    "in last place"; "last prize";
    - last-place, lowest
Verb: last  lãst
  1. Persist for a specified period of time
    "The bad weather lasted for three days";
    - endure
     
  2. Continue to live through hardship or adversity
    "how long can a person last without food and water?";
    - survive, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out
Noun: last  lãst
  1. The temporal end; the concluding time
    "the last of each round was signaled by a bell";
    - stopping point, finale, finis, finish, conclusion, close
     
  2. The last or lowest in an ordering or series
    "he was the last to leave"; "he finished an inglorious last"
     
  3. A person's dying act; the final thing a person can do
    "he breathed his last"
     
  4. The time at which life ends; continuing until dead
    "a struggle to the last";
    - death
     
  5. A unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds
     
  6. The concluding parts of an event or occurrence
    "I had to miss the last of the movie";
    - end, final stage
     
  7. Holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes
    - shoemaker's last, cobbler's last
     
  8. [Brit, archaic] A unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels
Adverb: last  lãst
  1. Most recently
    "I saw him last in London"
     
  2. Introducing the last item or a series
    "last, I'll discuss family values";
    - lastly, in conclusion, finally

Derived forms: lasts, lasting, lasted

See also: closing, dying, fourth-year, high, inalterable, past, senior, sunset, ultimate, unalterable, unlikely, worst

Type of: activity, capacity measure, capacity unit, conclusion, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, end, ending, finish, holding device, measure, rank, volume unit, weight, weight unit

Antonym: first

Encyclopedia: Last, California