Last

Adjective

  • Final, ultimate, coming after all others of its kind.

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

  • 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."

  • Being the only one remaining of its class.

    "Japan is the last empire."

  • Most recent, latest, last so far.

    "I have received your note dated the 17th last, and am responding to say that […] ."

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

    "More rain is the last thing we need right now."

  • Lowest in rank or degree.
  • Most recent, latest, last so far.

    "The last time I saw him, he was married."

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

    "The last person I want to meet is Helen."

  • Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.

Adverb

  • (sequence) after everything else; finally

    "last but not least"

  • "I'll go last."

  • Most recently.

    "When we last met, he was based in Toronto."

Determiner

  • The (one) immediately before the present.

    "We went there last year."

  • (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."

  • The (one) immediately before the present.

    "Last night the moon was full."

  • "(Discuss(+) this sense) Last time we talked about this was in January."

    "Last Tuesday was Hallowe'en."

Noun

  • A load of some commodity with reference to its weight and commercial value.
  • (obsolete) An old English (and Dutch) measure of the carrying capacity of a ship, equal to two tons.
  • A tool for shaping or preserving the shape of shoes.
  • (obsolete) A measure of weight or quantity, varying in designation depending on the goods concerned.
  • (obsolete) A burden; load; a cargo; freight.

Verb

  • (intransitive) To endure, continue over time.

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

  • To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last.

    "to last a boot"

  • (intransitive) To endure, continue over time.

    "Summer seems to last longer each year."

  • (transitive, obsolete) To perform, carry out.
  • (intransitive) To hold out, continue undefeated or entire.

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

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