Last - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |læst|  American pronunciation of the word last
Brit.  |lɑːst|  British pronunciation of the word last
- the temporal end; the concluding time (syn: close, conclusion, finale, finis, finish)
- the last or lowest in an ordering or series
- a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do
- the time at which life ends; continuing until dead (syn: death)
- a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds
- a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels
- the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence (syn: end)
- holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes
- persist for a specified period of time (syn: endure)
- continue to live and avoid dying (syn: endure, go, hold out, hold up, live, live on, survive)
- immediately past
- occurring at or forming an end or termination (syn: concluding, final, terminal)
- most unlikely or unsuitable
- occurring at the time of death
- conclusive in a process or progression (syn: final, net)
- highest in extent or degree (syn: utmost)
- not to be altered or undone (syn: final)
- lowest in rank or importance
- most recently
- the item at the end (syn: finally, lastly)

Examples

He spoke last at the meeting.

My horse was last in the race.

She was first to arrive at the party and last to leave.

I last saw him in the supermarket.

They last went to the beach in June.

This word was last used in the 17th century.

He was the last one out of the building.

She succeeded on her last attempt.

These are the last two books in the series.

We are going to the beach for the last week of the summer.

The last cookie in the jar

She said she wouldn't marry him if he was the last man on earth.

He was tragically killed during the last days of the war.

I haven't seen her recently. The last time we met was at a party.

She was the last to finish.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: last
he/she/it: lasts
present participle: lasting
past tense: lasted
past participle: lasted
noun
singular: last
plural: lasts
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