Definitions of last

  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"
  2. holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes
  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"
  4. the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; " she stayed until his death"; " a struggle to the last"
  5. the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; " the end was exciting"; " I had to miss the last of the movie"
  6. continue to live; endure or last; " We went without water and food for 3 days"; " These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; " The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"
  7. be long; in time
  8. conclusive in a process or progression; " the final answer"; " a last resort"; " the net result"
  9. not to be altered or undone; " the judge's decision is final"; " the arbiter will have the last say"
  10. the item at the end; " last, I'll discuss family values"
  11. a person's dying act; the last thing a person can do; " he breathed his last"
  12. ( British) a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels
  13. a unit of weight equal to 4, 000 pounds
  14. the last or lowest in an ordering or series; " he was the last to leave"; " he finished an inglorious last"
  15. occurring at the time of death; " his last words"; " the last rites"
  16. immediately past; " last Thursday"; " the last chapter we read"
  17. more advanced in time or nearer to the end in a sequence; " these latter days"; " the latter ( or last) part of the book"; " latter ( or later) part of the 18th century"
  18. 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"
  19. a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels
  20. in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style; " wears only the latest style"; " the last thing in swimwear"; " knows the newest dances"; " cutting- edge technology"; " a with- it boutique"
  21. 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".
  22. most unlikely or unsuitable; " the last person we would have suspected"; " the last man they would have chosen for the job"
  23. Being after all the others, similarly classed or considered, in time, place, or order of succession; following all the rest; final; hindmost; farthest; as, the last year of a century; the last man in a line of soldiers; the last page in a book; his last chance.
  24. Next before the present; as, I saw him last week.
  25. Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.
  26. Lowest in rank or degree; as, the last prize.
  27. Farthest of all from a given quality, character, or condition; most unlikely; having least fitness; as, he is the last person to be accused of theft.
  28. At a time or on an occasion which is the latest of all those spoken of or which have occurred; the last time; as, I saw him last in New York.
  29. In conclusion; finally.
  30. At a time next preceding the present time.
  31. To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence.
  32. To endure use, or continue in existence, without impairment or exhaustion; as, this cloth lasts better than that; the fuel will last through the winter.
  33. A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed.
  34. To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot.
  35. A load; a heavy burden; hence, a certain weight or measure, generally estimated at 4, 000 lbs., but varying for different articles and in different countries. In England, a last of codfish, white herrings, meal, or ashes, is twelve barrels; a last of corn, ten quarters, or eighty bushels, in some parts of England, twenty- one quarters; of gunpowder, twenty- four barrels, each containing 100 lbs; of red herrings, twenty cades, or 20, 000; of hides, twelve dozen; of leather, twenty dickers; of pitch and tar, fourteen barrels; of wool, twelve sacks; of flax or feathers, 1, 700 lbs.
  36. The burden of a ship; a cargo.
  37. Coming after all others in time, place, or order; lowest; utmost; least likely.
  38. After all others; on the final time or occasion; at the end; finally.
  39. To remain in existence or operation endure.
  40. A wooden tool for shaping boots and shoes; the end.
  41. The end; conclusion.
  42. A wooden mould of the foot on which boots and shoes are made.
  43. To fit with a last.
  44. To continue, endure.
  45. A weight generally estimated at 4000 lbs., but varying in different articles: a ship's cargo.
  46. Latest: coming after all the others: final: next before the present: utmost: meanest- advs. LAST, LASTLY.
  47. Lastly.
  48. To remain in existence; endure.
  49. Being at the end; latest; hindmost.
  50. A wooden form on which to make a boot or shoe.
  51. After all others; finally.
  52. That comes after all the others; latest; hindmost; next before the present; utmost; ultimate; lowest; meanest.
  53. The last time; the time before the present; in the end. At last, at the end. To the last, to the end.
  54. A load; a cargo; a certain weight or measure, generally estimated at 4000 lb, but varying in different articles.
  55. A mould of the human foot, made of wood, on which shoes are formed.
  56. To continue in time; to endure; to continue unimpaired; to hold out.
  57. That comes after all the others in time, place, or order; utmost; final; next before the present.
  58. A burden; a certain weight or measure of variable amount.
  59. The form or model of the foot, usually of wood, on which boots and shoes are made.
  60. To perform the duty for which a thing is made; to continue; to remain unimpaired; to hold out; to endure.

Usage examples for last

  1. And at last we came to the place. – The Child of the Dawn by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. And that's the last I see of him. – The Worlds of Joe Shannon by Frank M. Robinson
  3. But I knowed it couldn't last. – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  4. Ah, there she is, at last!" – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  5. It's the last day of Mrs. Clarke's case. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  6. They got him at last, of course. – The Eel by Miriam Allen DeFord
  7. Then at last we shall know all about the diamonds. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  8. And now, at last, she knew! – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  9. It had come at last. – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  10. And many that are first shall be last and the last first. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  11. Well, it is the last time! – The Wooden Horse by Hugh Walpole
  12. Well, this is the last time. – The Privet Hedge by J. E. Buckrose
  13. Last night verry long and tiresom. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge
  14. And we heard it last night! – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  15. " You are very good to see me," he said at last. – Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon
  16. What did I say to you that last day about coming from the end of the world? – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  17. It was the last time. – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  18. Your letter at last came. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown