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English adjective: last

1. last immediately past


SamplesLast Thursday.
The last chapter we read.


Similarpast


Antonymsfuture, present

2. last coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining


SamplesThe 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.


Similarfourth-year, senior, sunset, ultimate


Antonymsfirst

3. last occurring at or forming an end or termination


SamplesHis concluding words came as a surprise.
The final chapter.
The last days of the dinosaurs.
Terminal leave.


Synonymsconcluding, final, terminal


Similarclosing


Antonymsopening

4. last most unlikely or unsuitable


SamplesThe last person we would have suspected.
The last man they would have chosen for the job.


Similarunlikely


Antonymslikely

5. last occurring at the time of death


SamplesHis last words.
The last rites.


Similardying


Antonymsnascent

6. last conclusive in a process or progression


SamplesThe final answer.
A last resort.
The net result.


Synonymsfinal, net


Similarultimate


Antonymsproximate

7. last highest in extent or degree


SamplesTo the last measure of human endurance.
Whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually.


Synonymsutmost


Similarhigh


Antonymslow

8. last not to be altered or undone


SamplesThe judge's decision is final.
The arbiter will have the last say.


Synonymsfinal


Similarinalterable, unalterable


Antonymsalterable

9. last lowest in rank or importance


SamplesLast prize.
In last place.


Synonymslast-place, lowest


Similarworst


Antonymsbest


English noun: last

1. last (time) the temporal end; the concluding time


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsclose, conclusion, finale, finis, finish, stopping point


Broader (hypernym)end, ending

2. last the last or lowest in an ordering or series


SamplesHe was the last to leave.
He finished an inglorious last.


Broader (hypernym)rank

3. last (act) a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do


SamplesHe breathed his last.


Broader (hypernym)activity

4. last (time) the time at which life ends; continuing until dead


SamplesShe stayed until his death.
A struggle to the last.


Synonymsdeath


Broader (hypernym)end, ending

5. last (quantity) a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds


Broader (hypernym)weight, weight unit

6. last (quantity) a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels


Broader (hypernym)capacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, volume unit


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

7. last (event) the concluding parts of an event or occurrence


SamplesThe end was exciting.
I had to miss the last of the movie.


Synonymsend, final stage


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, finish


Narrower (hyponym)end game, end game, endgame, endgame, homestretch, passing

8. last (artifact) holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes


Synonymscobbler's last, shoemaker's last


Broader (hypernym)holding device


English adverb: last

1. last most_recently


SamplesI saw him last in London.

2. last the item at the end


SamplesLast, I'll discuss family values.


Synonymsfinally, in conclusion, lastly


English verb: last

1. last (stative) persist for a specified period of time


SamplesThe bad weather lasted for three days.


Synonymsendure


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)measure


Narrower (hyponym)drag on, drag out, endure, hold out, run, run for, wear

2. last (stative) continue to live through hardship or adversity


SamplesWe 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?.


ExamplesThe business is going to last


Synonymsendure, go, hold out, hold up, live, live on, survive


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)hold up, hold water, live out, perennate, stand up


Entailbe, live


Verb groupbe, exist, live, live, subsist, survive









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