Definition of Last word

1. Noun. The final statement in a verbal argument. "She always gets the last word"

Generic synonyms: Argument, Statement

2. Noun. An authoritative statement. "My doctor has the last word on the medicines I take"
Generic synonyms: Authority

3. Noun. Elegance by virtue of being fashionable.
Exact synonyms: Chic, Chichi, Chicness, Modishness, Smartness, Stylishness, Swank
Generic synonyms: Elegance
Specialized synonyms: Dapperness, Jauntiness, Nattiness, Rakishness
Derivative terms: Chic, Chic, Modish, Smart, Stylish, Stylish, Swanky

Definition of Last word

1. Noun. (idiomatic often preceded by "the" and followed by "in") The finest, highest, or ultimate representative of some class of objects. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) Concluding remarks or comments ¹

3. Noun. (context: plural) the final statement uttered by a person before death. ¹

4. Noun. (idiomatic) A final decision, or the right to make such a decision. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Last Word

last not least
last of the big spenders
last orders
last out
last post
last posts
last quarter
last resort
last respects
last rites
last sixteen
last straw
last thing one needs
last time
last trump
last word (current term)
last words
last year

Literary usage of Last word

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"One last word of affectionate warning, of paternal caution—and I tear myself from the charm of addressing you ; I close these fervent lines. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... the stress of the voice being thrown back a syllable in the last word of the second line. Thus, if the first line end with an accented monosyllable the ..."

3. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"Line 12, strike out the last word in the line " a ". Line 13, change "Park" to "parks" in italics and insert in italics " , playgrounds and athletic field " ..."

4. The Nature and Sources of the Law by John Chipman Gray, Roland Gray (1921)
"As between the legislative and judicial organs of a The Judge '' society, it is the judicial which has the last say as to last word ..."

5. History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1905)
"What if folly had Such was Eliot's last word on politics, such was the standard which he set up round which his countrymen might . gather. ..."

6. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1861)
"A last word respecting the Jessamy Bride. THE Barton festivities are over; Christmas, with all its home- felt revelry of the heart, has passed like a dream; ..."

7. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"THE last word CREEP into thy narrow bed, Creep, and let no more be said! Vain thy onset! all stands fast. Thou thyself must break at last. ..."

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