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Meaning & Definition of Last in English

English

Last

/læst/

noun

1. The temporal end

  • The concluding time
  • "The stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"
  • "The market was up at the finish"
  • "They were playing better at the close of the season"
    synonym:
  • stopping point
  • ,
  • finale
  • ,
  • finis
  • ,
  • finish
  • ,
  • last
  • ,
  • conclusion
  • ,
  • close

2. The last or lowest in an ordering or series

  • "He was the last to leave"
  • "He finished an inglorious last"
    synonym:
  • last

3. A person's dying act

  • The final thing a person can do
  • "He breathed his last"
    synonym:
  • last

4. The time at which life ends

  • Continuing until dead
  • "She stayed until his death"
  • "A struggle to the last"
    synonym:
  • death
  • ,
  • last

5. A unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds

    synonym:
  • last

6. A unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels

    synonym:
  • last

7. The concluding parts of an event or occurrence

  • "The end was exciting"
  • "I had to miss the last of the movie"
    synonym:
  • end
  • ,
  • last
  • ,
  • final stage

8. Holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes

    synonym:
  • last
  • ,
  • shoemaker's last
  • ,
  • cobbler's last

verb

1. Persist for a specified period of time

  • "The bad weather lasted for three days"
    synonym:
  • last
  • ,
  • endure

2. Continue to live through hardship or adversity

  • "We went without water and food for 3 days"
  • "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of america"
  • "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"
  • "How long can a person last without food and water?"
    synonym:
  • survive
  • ,
  • last
  • ,
  • live
  • ,
  • live on
  • ,
  • go
  • ,
  • endure
  • ,
  • hold up
  • ,
  • hold out

adjective

1. Immediately past

  • "Last thursday"
  • "The last chapter we read"
    synonym:
  • last(a)

2. Coming after all others in time or space or 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"
    synonym:
  • last

3. Occurring at or forming an end or termination

  • "His concluding words came as a surprise"
  • "The final chapter"
  • "The last days of the dinosaurs"
  • "Terminal leave"
    synonym:
  • concluding
  • ,
  • final
  • ,
  • last
  • ,
  • terminal

4. Most unlikely or unsuitable

  • "The last person we would have suspected"
  • "The last man they would have chosen for the job"
    synonym:
  • last

5. Occurring at the time of death

  • "His last words"
  • "The last rites"
    synonym:
  • last

6. Conclusive in a process or progression

  • "The final answer"
  • "A last resort"
  • "The net result"
    synonym:
  • final
  • ,
  • last
  • ,
  • net

7. Highest in extent or degree

  • "To the last measure of human endurance"
  • "Whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually"
    synonym:
  • last
  • ,
  • utmost

8. Not to be altered or undone

  • "The judge's decision is final"
  • "The arbiter will have the last say"
    synonym:
  • final
  • ,
  • last

9. Lowest in rank or importance

  • "Last prize"
  • "In last place"
    synonym:
  • last
  • ,
  • last-place
  • ,
  • lowest

adverb

1. Most recently

  • "I saw him last in london"
    synonym:
  • last

2. The item at the end

  • "Last, i'll discuss family values"
    synonym:
  • last
  • ,
  • lastly
  • ,
  • in conclusion
  • ,
  • finally

Examples of using

I didn't sleep at all last night.
We moved house last year.
What time did you go to bed last night?