Definition of Last
1. Noun. The temporal end; the concluding time. "They were playing better at the close of the season"
Generic synonyms: End, Ending
Derivative terms: Close, Close, Close, Finish, Finish, Finish
2. Verb. Persist for a specified period of time. "The bad weather lasted for three days"
Specialized synonyms: Run, Run For, Endure, Hold Out, Wear, Drag On, Drag Out
Generic synonyms: Measure
3. Adjective. Immediately past. "The last chapter we read"
4. Adverb. Most_recently. "I saw him last in London"
5. Noun. The last or lowest in an ordering or series. "He finished an inglorious last"
6. Verb. Continue to live through hardship or adversity. "The business is going to last "; "How long can a person last without food and water?"
Entails: Be, Live
Related verbs: Be, Live, Exist, Live, Subsist, Survive
Specialized synonyms: Hold Up, Hold Water, Stand Up, Perennate, Live Out
Derivative terms: Endurance, Survival
7. Adjective. Coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining. "Down to his last nickel"
8. Adverb. The item at the end. "Last, I'll discuss family values"
9. Noun. A person's dying act; the final thing a person can do. "He breathed his last"
10. Adjective. Occurring at or forming an end or termination. "Terminal leave"
Similar to: Closing
Derivative terms: Final, Final, Finality
11. Noun. The time at which life ends; continuing until dead. "A struggle to the last"
12. Adjective. Most unlikely or unsuitable. "The last man they would have chosen for the job"
13. Noun. A unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds.
14. Adjective. Occurring at the time of death. "The last rites"
15. Noun. A unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels.
Generic synonyms: Capacity Measure, Capacity Unit, Cubage Unit, Cubature Unit, Cubic Content Unit, Cubic Measure, Displacement Unit, Volume Unit
16. Adjective. Conclusive in a process or progression. "The net result"
17. Noun. The concluding parts of an event or occurrence. "I had to miss the last of the movie"
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Ending, Finish
Specialized synonyms: End Game, Endgame, End Game, Endgame, Homestretch, Passing
Derivative terms: End, End, End, End
18. Adjective. Highest in extent or degree. "Whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually"
19. Noun. Holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes.
20. Adjective. Not to be altered or undone. "The arbiter will have the last say"
21. Adjective. Lowest in rank or importance. "In last place"
Definition of Last
1. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Last, to endure, contracted from lasteth.
2. a. 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.
3. adv. 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.
4. v. i. To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence.
5. n. A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed.
6. v. t. To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot.
7. n. 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.
Definition of Last
1. Adjective. Final, ultimate, coming after all others of its kind. ¹
2. Adjective. Most recent, latest, last so far. ¹
3. Adjective. Least preferable. ¹
4. Determiner. The one immediately past ¹
5. Determiner. (of a day of the week) Closest to seven days (one week) ago. ¹
6. Adverb. most recently ¹
7. Adverb. (context: sequence) after everything else; finally ¹
8. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To perform, carry out. ¹
9. Verb. (intransitive) To endure, continue over time. ¹
10. Verb. (intransitive) To hold out, continue undefeated or entire. ¹
11. Noun. a tool for shaping or preserving the shape of shoes ¹
12. Noun. (obsolete) A measure of weight or quantity, varying in designation depending on the goods concerned. ¹
13. Noun. (obsolete) An old English (and Dutch) measure of the carrying capacity of a ship, equal to two tons. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Last
1. to continue in existence [v -ED, -ING, -S]
Medical Definition of Last
1. 1. 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. 2. The burden of a ship; a cargo. Origin: As. Hlaest, fr. Hladan to lade; akin to OHG. Hlast, G, D, Dan, & Sw. Last: cf. F. Laste, last, a last, of German or Dutch origin. See Lade. 1. 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. "Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God." (Neh. Viii. 18) "Fairest of stars, last in the train of night." (Milton) 2. Next before the present; as, I saw him last week. 3. Supreme; highest in degree; utmost. "Contending for principles of the last importance." (R. Hall). 4. Lowest in rank or degree; as, the last prize. 5. 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. at last, at the end of a certain period; after delay. "The duke of Savoy felt that the time had at last arrived." . At the last. [Prob. Fr. AS. On laste behind, following behind, fr. Last race, track, footstep. See Last mold of the foot] At the end; in the conclusion. "Gad, a troop shall overcome him; but he shall overcome at the last." . Last heir, the person to whom lands escheat for want of an heir. On one's last legs, at, or near, the end of one's resources; hence, on the verge of failure or ruin, especially in a financial sense. To breathe one's last, to die. To the last, to the end; till the conclusion. "And blunder on in business to the last." (Pope) Synonym: at Last, At Length. These phrases both denote that some delayed end or result has been reached. at length implies that a long period was spent in so doing; as, after a voyage of more than three months, we at Length arrived safe. At last commonly implies that something has occurred (as interruptions, disappointments, etc) which leads us to emphasize the idea of having reached the end; as, in spite of every obstacle, we have at last arrived. Origin: OE. Last, latst, contr. Of latest, superl. Of late; akin to OS. Lezt, lazt, last, D. Laatst, G. Letzt. See Late, and cf. Latest. A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed. "The cobbler is not to go beyond his last." (L'Estrange) Darning last, a smooth, hard body, often egg-shaped, put into a stocking to preserve its shape in darning. Origin: AS. Lasttrace, track, footstep; akin to D. Leest a last, G. Leisten, Sw. Last, Dan. Laest, Icel. Leistr the foot below the ankle, Goth. Laists track, way; from a root signifying, to go. Cf. Last, Learn, Delirium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Last
last burst of fire
last bursts of fire
last but not least