Definitions for last

Definitions for (noun) last

Main entry: last

Definition: a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do

Usage: he breathed his last

Main entry: shoemaker's last, last, cobbler's last

Definition: holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes

Main entry: last, final stage, end

Definition: the concluding parts of an event or occurrence

Usage: the end was exciting; I had to miss the last of the movie

Main entry: last

Definition: a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels

Main entry: last

Definition: a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds

Main entry: last

Definition: the last or lowest in an ordering or series

Usage: he was the last to leave; he finished an inglorious last

Main entry: death, last

Definition: the time at which life ends; continuing until dead

Usage: she stayed until his death; a struggle to the last

Main entry: conclusion, finale, finis, finish, last, stopping point, close

Definition: the temporal end; the concluding time

Usage: 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

Definitions for (verb) last

Main entry: go, hold out, hold up, live, live on, last, endure, survive

Definition: continue to live through hardship or adversity

Usage: 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?

Main entry: last, endure

Definition: persist for a specified period of time

Usage: The bad weather lasted for three days

Definitions for (adj) last

Main entry: last

Definition: occurring at the time of death

Usage: his last words; the last rites

Main entry: last, last-place, lowest

Definition: lowest in rank or importance

Usage: last prize; in last place

Main entry: final, last

Definition: not to be altered or undone

Usage: the judge's decision is final; the arbiter will have the last say

Main entry: last, final, concluding, terminal

Definition: occurring at or forming an end or termination

Usage: his concluding words came as a surprise; the final chapter; the last days of the dinosaurs; terminal leave

Main entry: last

Definition: coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining

Usage: 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

Main entry: utmost, last

Definition: highest in extent or degree

Usage: to the last measure of human endurance; whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one be determined individually

Main entry: last

Definition: most unlikely or unsuitable

Usage: the last person we would have suspected; the last man they would have chosen for the job

Main entry: final, net, last

Definition: conclusive in a process or progression

Usage: the final answer; a last resort; the net result

Main entry: last

Definition: immediately past

Usage: last Thursday; the last chapter we read

Definitions for (adv) last

Main entry: last

Definition: most recently

Usage: I saw him last in London

Main entry: last, lastly, in conclusion, finally

Definition: the item at the end

Usage: last, I'll discuss family values

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