[ US /ˈɫæs, ˈɫæst/ ]
[ UK /lˈɑːst/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. occurring at or forming an end or termination
    terminal leave
    his concluding words came as a surprise
    the last days of the dinosaurs
    the final chapter
  2. coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining
    down to his last nickel
    had the last word
    the last time I saw Paris
    the last day of the month
    he raised his voice in a last supreme call
    waited until the last minute
    the last game of the season
  3. conclusive in a process or progression
    a last resort
    the net result
    the final answer
  4. occurring at the time of death
    the last rites
    his last words
  5. highest in extent or degree
    to the last measure of human endurance
    whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually
  6. not to be altered or undone
    the judge's decision is final
    the arbiter will have the last say
  7. lowest in rank or importance
    last prize
    in last place
  8. immediately past
    the last chapter we read
    last Thursday
  9. most unlikely or unsuitable
    the last man they would have chosen for the job
    the last person we would have suspected
ADVERB
  1. the item at the end
    last, I'll discuss family values
  2. most recently
    I saw him last in London
NOUN
  1. holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes
  2. the last or lowest in an ordering or series
    he finished an inglorious last
    he was the last to leave
  3. the time at which life ends; continuing until dead
    she stayed until his death
    a struggle to the last
  4. a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds
  5. a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels
  6. the temporal end; the concluding time
    the market was up at the finish
    they were playing better at the close of the season
    the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
  7. the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence
    the end was exciting
    I had to miss the last of the movie
  8. a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do
    he breathed his last
VERB
  1. continue to live and avoid dying
    One crash victim died, the other lived
    The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
    We went without water and food for 3 days
    how long can a person last without food and water?
    These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
  2. persist for a specified period of time
    The bad weather lasted for three days
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How To Use last In A Sentence

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  • A specially designed speculum is used to help direct the injection into the G-spot, with effects lasting around four months. G Marks The Spot
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  • Keeping specific goals and metrics for testing in mind not only helps track status and results, but also avoids the last-second scramble to pull together necessary reports.
  • Last year there was only me and AA who were 1st years, plus AA is heaps older and I didn't know her at all.
  • Deirdre cast him one last look, then shut her eyes tight.
  • I shall be glad when the last of my daughters is married off.
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  • And approaching that very machine, his last pound coin clutched in his fist, was Felix Henderson McMurdo.
  • ‘I was worried about my car lasting to the end considering that all the motors come from the same place,’ he said.
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