HyperDic: last

English > 21 senses of the word last:
ADJECTIVEalllastimmediately past
alllastcoming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining
alllast, concluding, final, terminaloccurring at or forming an end / end or termination
alllastmost unlikely or unsuitable
alllastoccurring at the time of death
alllast, final, netconclusive in a process or progression
alllast, utmosthighest in extent or degree
alllast, finalnot to be altered or undone
alllast, last-place, lowestlowest in rank or importance
VERBstativelast, endurepersist for a specified period of time
stativelast, survive, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold outcontinue to live through hardship or adversity
ADVERBalllastmost recently
alllast, lastly, in conclusion, finallythe item at the end
NOUNtimelast, stopping point, finale, finis, finish, conclusion, closethe temporal end
relationlastthe last or lowest in an ordering or series
actlasta person's dying act
timelast, deaththe time at which life ends
quantitylasta unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds
quantitylasta unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels
eventlast, endthe concluding parts of an event or occurrence
artifactlast, shoemaker's last, cobbler's lastholding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes
last > pronunciation
Soundslae's; lae'st; lao'st
Rhymesalas ... underpass: 48 rhymes with aes...
aghast ... vast: 42 rhymes with aest...
accost ... Pentecost: 12 rhymes with aost...
English > last: 21 senses > adjective 1
Meaningimmediately past.
Examples
  • "last Thursday"
  • "the last chapter we read"
BroaderpastEarlier than the present time
Spanishúltimo
Catalanúltim
English > last: 21 senses > adjective 2
MeaningComing after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining.
Examples
  • "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"
Narrowersenior, fourth-yearUsed of the fourth and final / final year in United States high school or college
sunsetProviding for termination
ultimateThe last or concluding element of a series
Oppositefirstpreceding all others in time or space or degree
Spanishúltimo
Adverbslastthe item at the end
English > last: 21 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOccurring at or forming an end / end or termination.
Example "the last days of the dinosaurs"
Synonymsconcluding, final, terminal
Broaderclosingfinal or ending
Spanishfinal, terminal, último
Catalanfinal, terminal, últim
English > last: 21 senses > adjective 4
MeaningMost unlikely or unsuitable.
Examples
  • "the last person we would have suspected"
  • "the last man they would have chosen for the job"
BroaderunlikelyHas little chance of being the case or coming about
Spanishúltimo
English > last: 21 senses > adjective 5
MeaningOccurring at the time of death.
Examples
  • "his last words"
  • "the last rites"
BroaderdyingIn or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be
Spanishpostrero, último
Catalanpostrem, últim
English > last: 21 senses > adjective 6
Meaningconclusive in a process or progression.
Example "a last resort"
Synonymsfinal, net
Broaderultimatefurthest or highest in degree or order
Spanishextremo, final, último
Catalanfinal, últim
English > last: 21 senses > adjective 7
MeaningHighest in extent or degree.
Examples
  • "to the last measure of human endurance"
  • "whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually"
Synonymutmost
BroaderhighGreater than normal in degree or intensity or amount
Spanishextremo, final, último
English > last: 21 senses > adjective 8
Meaningnot to be altered or undone.
Example "the arbiter will have the last say"
Synonymfinal
Broaderunalterable, inalterablenot capable of being changed or altered
Spanishfinal, último
Catalanfinal, último
English > last: 21 senses > adjective 9
MeaningLowest in rank or importance.
Examples
  • "last prize"
  • "in last place"
Synonymslast-place, lowest
Broaderworst(superlative of 'bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition
Spanishmínimo, último
Catalanmínim, últim
English > last: 21 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe temporal end; the concluding time.
Synonymsstopping point, finale, finis, finish, conclusion, close
Broaderend, endingThe point in time at which something ends
Spanishcierre, conclusión, final, finis, fin, meta, terminación, término
Catalanconclusió, fi, final, finis, meta, terme
English > last: 21 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningThe last or lowest in an ordering or series.
Examples
  • "he was the last to leave"
  • "he finished an inglorious last"
Broaderrankrelative status
English > last: 21 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA person's dying act; the final thing a person can do.
Example"he breathed his last"
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
English > last: 21 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningThe time at which life ends; continuing until dead.
Example "a struggle to the last"
Synonymdeath
Broaderend, endingThe point in time at which something ends
Spanishmuerte
Catalanmort
English > last: 21 senses > noun 5, quantity
MeaningA unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds.
Broaderweight unit, weightA unit used to measure weight
English > last: 21 senses > noun 6, quantity
MeaningA unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels.
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Broadervolume unit, capacity unit, capacity measure, cubage unit, cubic measure, cubic content unit, displacement unit, cubature unitA unit of measurement of volume or capacity
English > last: 21 senses > noun 7, event
MeaningThe concluding parts of an event or occurrence.
Example "I had to miss the last of the movie"
Synonymend
Narrowerendgame, end gameThe final stages of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board
endgame, end gameThe final stages of an extended process of negotiation
homestretchThe end of an enterprise
passingThe end of something
Broaderending, conclusion, finishevent whose occurrence ends something
Spanishfinal, fin
Catalanfi
English > last: 21 senses > noun 8, artifact
Meaningholding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes.
Synonymsshoemaker's last, cobbler's last
Broaderholding deviceA device for holding / holding something
English > last: 21 senses > adverb 1
MeaningMost recently.
Example"I saw him last in London"
English > last: 21 senses > adverb 2
MeaningThe item at the end.
Example"last, I'll discuss family values"
Synonymslastly, in conclusion, finally
Spanishfinalmente
Catalanen conclusió, en fi
Adjectiveslastcoming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining
English > last: 21 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningpersist for a specified period of time.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The bad weather lasted for three days"
Synonymendure
Narrowerdrag on, drag outlast unnecessarily long
run, run forExtend or continue for a certain period of time
wear, hold out, endurelast / last and be usable
BroadermeasureHave certain dimensions
Spanishdurar, perdurar
Catalandurar, perdurar, persistir
English > last: 21 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningContinue to live through hardship or adversity.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThe business is going to last
Example "how long can a person last without food and water?"
Synonymssurvive, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out
Entailsbe, liveHave life, be alive
Narrowerlive outLive out one's life
perennatesurvive from season to season, of plants
stand up, hold up, hold waterresist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
Similar tobe, liveHave life, be alive
exist, survive, live, subsistsupport oneself
Spanishdurar, perdurar, persistir, sobrevivir, vivir
Catalandurar, perdurar, persistir, sobreviure, viure

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