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Definitions of last

  1. To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To fit with a last. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To endure use, or continue in existence, without impairment or exhaustion; as, this cloth lasts better than that; the fuel will last through the winter. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To remain in existence or operation endure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To continue, endure. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To remain in existence; endure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. be long; in time Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To perform the duty for which a thing is made; to continue; to remain unimpaired; to hold out; to endure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. the temporal end; the concluding time; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; "she stayed until his death"; "a struggle to the last" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a person's dying act; the last thing a person can do; "he breathed his last" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. (British) a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. the last or lowest in an ordering or series; "he was the last to leave"; "he finished an inglorious last" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. The burden of a ship; a cargo. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A wooden tool for shaping boots and shoes; the end. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. A wooden mould of the foot on which boots and shoes are made. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A weight generally estimated at 4000 lbs., but varying in different articles: a ship's cargo. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. A wooden form on which to make a boot or shoe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A load; a cargo; a certain weight or measure, generally estimated at 4000 lb, but varying in different articles. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. A mould of the human foot, made of wood, on which shoes are formed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. A burden; a certain weight or measure of variable amount. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. The form or model of the foot, usually of wood, on which boots and shoes are made. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. the item at the end; "last, I'll discuss family values" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. After all others; on the final time or occasion; at the end; finally. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. After all others; finally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The last time; the time before the present; in the end. At last, at the end. To the last, to the end. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. not to be altered or undone; "the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. occurring at the time of death; "his last words"; "the last rites" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. immediately past; "last Thursday"; "the last chapter we read" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style; "wears only the latest style"; "the last thing in swimwear"; "knows the newest dances"; "cutting-edge technology"; "a with-it boutique" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining; "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". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. most unlikely or unsuitable; "the last person we would have suspected"; "the last man they would have chosen for the job" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Next before the present; as, I saw him last week. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Supreme; highest in degree; utmost. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Lowest in rank or degree; as, the last prize. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. In conclusion; finally. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. At a time next preceding the present time. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. Coming after all others in time, place, or order; lowest; utmost; least likely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. Latest: coming after all the others: final: next before the present: utmost: meanest-advs. LAST, LASTLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  52. Lastly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. Being at the end; latest; hindmost. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. That comes after all the others; latest; hindmost; next before the present; utmost; ultimate; lowest; meanest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  55. That comes after all the others in time, place, or order; utmost; final; next before the present. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for last

  1. And at last we came to the place. – The Child of the Dawn by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. And that's the last I see of him. – The Worlds of Joe Shannon by Frank M. Robinson
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