Definitions of last

  1. To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot.
  2. To fit with a last.
  3. To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence.
  4. 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.
  5. A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed.
  6. To remain in existence or operation endure.
  7. To continue, endure.
  8. To remain in existence; endure.
  9. be long; in time
  10. To perform the duty for which a thing is made; to continue; to remain unimpaired; to hold out; to endure.
  11. 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"
  12. holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes
  13. the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; " the end was exciting"; " I had to miss the last of the movie"
  14. a person's dying act; the last thing a person can do; " he breathed his last"
  15. ( British) a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels
  16. a unit of weight equal to 4, 000 pounds
  17. the last or lowest in an ordering or series; " he was the last to leave"; " he finished an inglorious last"
  18. The burden of a ship; a cargo.
  19. A wooden tool for shaping boots and shoes; the end.
  20. A wooden mould of the foot on which boots and shoes are made.
  21. A weight generally estimated at 4000 lbs., but varying in different articles: a ship's cargo.
  22. A wooden form on which to make a boot or shoe.
  23. A load; a cargo; a certain weight or measure, generally estimated at 4000 lb, but varying in different articles.
  24. A mould of the human foot, made of wood, on which shoes are formed.
  25. A burden; a certain weight or measure of variable amount.
  26. The form or model of the foot, usually of wood, on which boots and shoes are made.
  27. the item at the end; " last, I'll discuss family values"
  28. After all others; on the final time or occasion; at the end; finally.
  29. After all others; finally.
  30. The last time; the time before the present; in the end. At last, at the end. To the last, to the end.
  31. 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"
  32. not to be altered or undone; " the judge's decision is final"; " the arbiter will have the last say"
  33. occurring at the time of death; " his last words"; " the last rites"
  34. immediately past; " last Thursday"; " the last chapter we read"
  35. a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels
  36. 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"
  37. 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".
  38. most unlikely or unsuitable; " the last person we would have suspected"; " the last man they would have chosen for the job"
  39. 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.
  40. Next before the present; as, I saw him last week.
  41. Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.
  42. Lowest in rank or degree; as, the last prize.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. In conclusion; finally.
  46. At a time next preceding the present time.
  47. 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.
  48. Coming after all others in time, place, or order; lowest; utmost; least likely.
  49. Latest: coming after all the others: final: next before the present: utmost: meanest- advs. LAST, LASTLY.
  50. Being at the end; latest; hindmost.
  51. That comes after all the others; latest; hindmost; next before the present; utmost; ultimate; lowest; meanest.
  52. That comes after all the others in time, place, or order; utmost; final; next before the present.