Definitions for Lastlæst, lɑst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

last*læst, lɑst(adj.)late; later

  1. occurring or coming after all others, as in time, order, or place:

    the last line on a page.

  2. most recent; next before the present:

    last week.

  3. being the only one remaining:

    my last dollar.

  4. final:

    in her last hours.

  5. ultimate or conclusive; definitive.

  6. lowest in prestige or importance:

    last prize.

  7. coming after all others in one's expectations, considerations, etc.:

    the last person we'd want to represent us.

  8. individual; single:

    Don't start until every last person is present.

  9. utmost; extreme.

  10. (adv.)after all others; latest:

    I arrived last.

  11. on the most recent occasion:

    He was alone when last seen.

  12. in the end; finally; in conclusion.

  13. (n.)a person or thing that is last.

  14. a final appearance or mention:

    That's the last we'll hear of it.

  15. the end or conclusion:

    going on vacation the last of September.

Idioms for last:

  1. at (long) last,after considerable delay; finally.

    Category: Idiom

  2. breathe one's last,to die.

    Category: Idiom

* a superl. of as compar..

Origin of last:

bef. 900; ME last, latst, syncopated var. of latest, OE latest, lætest, superl. of lætlate

last*læst, lɑst(v.i.)

  1. to go on or continue in time:

    The festival lasted three weeks.

  2. to continue unexpended or unexhausted; be enough:

    Enjoy it while the money lasts.

  3. to continue in force, vigor, effectiveness, etc.

  4. to continue or remain in usable condition:

    The gloves didn't last.

  5. (v.t.)to continue to survive for the duration of (often fol. by out).

* Syn: See continue.

Origin of last:

bef. 900; ME; OE lǣstan to follow, perform, continue, last. See last3

lastlæst, lɑst(n.)

  1. a wooden or metal form in the shape of the human foot on which boots or shoes are shaped or repaired.

    Category: Clothing

  2. the shape or form of a shoe.

    Category: Clothing

  3. (v.t.)to shape on or fit to a last.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of last:

bef. 900; ME lest(e),last(e), OE lǣste last, lāst footprint, c. OHG leist last, ON leistr foot, sock


Princeton's WordNet

  1. stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, close(noun)

    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"

  2. last(noun)

    the last or lowest in an ordering or series

    "he was the last to leave"; "he finished an inglorious last"

  3. last(noun)

    a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do

    "he breathed his last"

  4. death, last(noun)

    the time at which life ends; continuing until dead

    "she stayed until his death"; "a struggle to the last"

  5. last(noun)

    a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds

  6. last(noun)

    a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels

  7. end, last, final stage(noun)

    the concluding parts of an event or occurrence

    "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie"

  8. last, shoemaker's last, cobbler's last(adj)

    holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes

  9. last(a)(adj)

    immediately past

    "last Thursday"; "the last chapter we read"

  10. last(adj)

    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"; "the last game of the season"; "down to his last nickel"

  11. concluding, final, last, terminal(adj)

    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"

  12. last(adj)

    most unlikely or unsuitable

    "the last person we would have suspected"; "the last man they would have chosen for the job"

  13. last(adj)

    occurring at the time of death

    "his last words"; "the last rites"

  14. final, last, net(adj)

    conclusive in a process or progression

    "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result"

  15. last, utmost(adj)

    highest in extent or degree

    "to the last measure of human endurance"; "whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one be determined individually"

  16. final, last(adj)

    not to be altered or undone

    "the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say"

  17. last, last-place, lowest(verb)

    lowest in rank or importance

    "last prize"; "in last place"

  18. last, endure(verb)

    persist for a specified period of time

    "The bad weather lasted for three days"

  19. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out(adverb)

    continue to live through hardship or adversity

    "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?"

  20. last(adverb)


    "I saw him last in London"

  21. last, lastly, in conclusion, finally(adverb)

    the item at the end

    "last, I'll discuss family values"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. last(adjective)æst, lɑst

    ≠ first

    the last book in the series; It's the last house down there on the right.; He was last in the competition.

  2. lastæst, lɑst

    ≠ next

    We were only kids last time we met.; What was the last movie you saw?; Where did you go on vacation last year?

  3. lastæst, lɑst

    remaining after all others

    the last sandwich on the plate; the last few surviving veterans of World War I

  4. lastæst, lɑst

    a time when it is almost too late

    Why did you wait until the last minute to call?

  5. lastæst, lɑst

    the person or thing you least want or expect

    The last thing I need right now is a surprise visitor.

  6. last(adverb)æst, lɑst

    ≠ first

    We dropped Lola off last.

  7. lastæst, lɑst

    ≠ next

    When did you last see the doctor?

  8. lastæst, lɑst

    indicates the person or thing about to be mentioned is as important as everything else

    And last but not least, I'd like to thank my mother.

  9. last(noun)æst, lɑst

    sb or sth that is last

    Don't use up the last of the milk.; Dan was the last in line.

  10. lastæst, lɑst

    finally or in the end

    At last, they're here!

  11. last(verb)æst, lɑst

    to continue

    My headache didn't last very long.; The staff meeting lasted for hours.; It's sunny now, but I doubt it'll last.

  12. lastæst, lɑst

    to be enough or continue to work

    These batteries don't last long.; The food we have should last us the whole week.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Last

    of Last, to endure, contracted from lasteth

  2. Last(adj)

    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

  3. Last(adj)

    next before the present; as, I saw him last week

  4. Last(adj)

    supreme; highest in degree; utmost

  5. Last(adj)

    lowest in rank or degree; as, the last prize

  6. Last(adj)

    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

  7. Last(adj)

    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

  8. Last(adj)

    in conclusion; finally

  9. Last(adj)

    at a time next preceding the present time

  10. Last(verb)

    to continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence

  11. Last(verb)

    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

  12. Last(verb)

    a wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed

  13. Last(verb)

    to shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot

  14. Last(noun)

    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

  15. Last(noun)

    the burden of a ship; a cargo


  1. Last

    A last is a mechanical form that has a shape similar to that of a human foot. It is used by shoemakers and cordwainers in the manufacture and repair of shoes. Lasts typically come in pairs, and have been made from various materials, including hardwoods, cast iron, and, high density plastics.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Last' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #122

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Last' in Written Corpus Frequency: #162

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Last' in Verbs Frequency: #388

Anagrams of Last

  1. Lats

  2. Slat

Translations for Last

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


coming at the end

We set out on the last day of November; He was last in the race; He caught the last bus home.

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