English adjective: last
|1.||last immediately past|
The last chapter we read.
|2.||last coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining|
|Samples||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.
|Similar||fourth-year, senior, sunset, ultimate|
|3.||last occurring at or forming an end or termination|
|Samples||His concluding words came as a surprise.|
The final chapter.
The last days of the dinosaurs.
|Synonyms||concluding, final, terminal|
|4.||last most unlikely or unsuitable|
|Samples||The last person we would have suspected.|
The last man they would have chosen for the job.
|5.||last occurring at the time of death|
|Samples||His last words.|
The last rites.
|6.||last conclusive in a process or progression|
|Samples||The final answer.|
A last resort.
The net result.
|7.||last highest in extent or degree|
|Samples||To the last measure of human endurance.|
Whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually.
|8.||last not to be altered or undone|
|Samples||The judge's decision is final.|
The arbiter will have the last say.
|9.||last lowest in rank or importance|
In last place.
English noun: last
|1.||last (time) the temporal end; the concluding time|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||close, conclusion, finale, finis, finish, stopping point|
|Broader (hypernym)||end, ending|
|2.||last the last or lowest in an ordering or series|
|Samples||He was the last to leave.|
He finished an inglorious last.
|3.||last (act) a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do|
|Samples||He breathed his last.|
|4.||last (time) the time at which life ends; continuing until dead|
|Samples||She stayed until his death.|
A struggle to the last.
|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 region||Britain, 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|
|Samples||The end was exciting.|
I had to miss the last of the movie.
|Synonyms||end, 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|
|Synonyms||cobbler's last, shoemaker's last|
|Broader (hypernym)||holding device|
English adverb: last
|Samples||I saw him last in London.|
|2.||last the item at the end|
|Samples||Last, I'll discuss family values.|
|Synonyms||finally, in conclusion, lastly|
English verb: last
|1.||last (stative) persist for a specified period of time|
|Samples||The bad weather lasted for three days.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||drag on, drag out, endure, hold out, run, run for, wear|
|2.||last (stative) continue to live through hardship or adversity|
|Samples||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?.
|Examples||The business is going to last|
|Synonyms||endure, go, hold out, hold up, live, live on, survive|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Somebody ----s something
|Narrower (hyponym)||hold up, hold water, live out, perennate, stand up|
|Verb group||be, exist, live, live, subsist, survive|