[lɑːst] or [læst]
(noun.) a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do; 'he breathed his last'.
(noun.) holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes.
(noun.) a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels.
(noun.) a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds.
(noun.) the last or lowest in an ordering or series; 'he was the last to leave'; 'he finished an inglorious last'.
(verb.) persist for a specified period of time; 'The bad weather lasted for three days'.
(adj.) occurring at the time of death; 'his last words'; 'the last rites' .
(adj.) lowest in rank or importance; 'last prize'; 'in last place' .
(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' .
(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 was...to be determined individually' .
(adj.) most unlikely or unsuitable; 'the last person we would have suspected'; 'the last man they would have chosen for the job' .
(adj.) immediately past; 'last Thursday'; 'the last chapter we read' .
(adv.) most_recently; 'I saw him last in London'.
(adv.) the item at the end; 'last, I'll discuss family values'.
(3d pers. sing. pres.) of Last, to endure, contracted from lasteth.
(a.) 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.
(a.) Next before the present; as, I saw him last week.
(a.) Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.
(a.) Lowest in rank or degree; as, the last prize.
(a.) 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.
(a.) 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.
(a.) In conclusion; finally.
(a.) At a time next preceding the present time.
(v. i.) To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence.
(v. i.) 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.
(v. i.) A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed.
(v. t.) To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot.
(n.) 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.
(n.) The burden of a ship; a cargo.
a. . Latest.. Hindmost.. Final, ultimate.. Highest, greatest, utmost, extreme.
ad. . The last time.. After all the rest.. Finally, in conclusion.
v. n. . Endure, remain, continue.. Hold out, be unexhausted, be unconsumed.
SYN:Continue, remain, hold, endure, abide, live
ANT:Cease, fail, fade, fly, wane, depart, disappear, terminate
SYN:Latest, ending, final, concluding, hindmost, past, extreme, lowe?_t, remotest,ultimate
ANT:First, introductory, initiatory, opening, foremost, ensuing, highest, minor,next, nearest
adj. latest: coming after all the others: final: next before the present: utmost: meanest: most improbable or unlikely—also adv.—n. Last′-court a court held by the jurats in the marshes of Kent to fix rates chargeable for the preservation of these—also Last.—adv. Last′ly.—Last day (Scot.) yesterday; Last heir (Eng. law) he to whom lands come by escheat for want of lawful heirs.—At last in conclusion (this from A.S. on lé†©t therefore not from late at all but from last (1) which is the A.S. lé†©t a trace); Breathe one's last to die; Die in the last ditch to fight to the bitter end; First and last altogether; On one's last legs on the verge of utter failure or exhaustion; Put the last hand to to finish put the finishing touch to; The last cast (see Cast); The last day the Day of Judgment; The last days times (B.) the period when the end of the world draws near; To the last to the end: till death.
n. a load cargo a weight generally estimated at 4000 lb. but varying in different articles.—n. Last′age the lading of a ship: room for stowing goods in a ship: a duty formerly paid for the right of carrying goods &c.
n. a wooden mould of the foot on which boots and shoes are made.—v.t. to fit with a last.—n. Last′er one who fits the parts of shoes to lasts: a tool for doing so.
v.i. to continue endure: to escape failure: remain fresh unimpaired.—adj. Last′ing permanent durable.—n. endurance.—adv. Last′ingly.—n. Last′ingness.
n. A shoemaker's implement named by a frowning Providence as opportunity to the maker of puns.
- I wired to Bristol for it last night. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- I am the last court of appeal. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- Better than he thought,--except the last clause. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- His manner appeared to have altered strangely in the interval since I had last seen him. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- It is also said that one man to-day, with the aid of a steam engine, performs the work of 120 men in the last century. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- Betteredge's last-left scruples vanished at that. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- It looks as if the old man's spirit had found rest at last; don't it? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- His Art and its Defects Lasted until Nineteenth Century. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- Yes, I have lasted. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- One of these happened in 1883 and lasted three hours. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- It lasted now over a year, and, while it did not keep me in the house, it did interfere greatly with the amount of work I was able to perform. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- This process of puddling lasted for about an hour and a half and entailed extremely severe labour on the workman. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- Edward's embarrassment lasted some time, and it ended in an absence of mind still more settled. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- During the three short years our intercourse lasted, our passion continued undiminished--increase it could not. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- While it lasts they're frightened enough, but they soon get over it, sir. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- The period of fusion lasts from four to eight hours. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- The shoes next go to the packing department, where they are taken off the lasts, inspected, marked, tied together in pairs, sorted and packed. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- While the earth lasts, his actions will be recorded with praise. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- It may be near, it may be distant; while the road lasts, nothing turns me. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- The more pure and soft the iron is, the stronger will its magnetism be while it lasts, and the more completely will it disappear when the current stops. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- The dear little thing, returned Herbert, holds dutifully to her father as long as he lasts; but he won't last long. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- Bright the carriage looked, sleek the horses looked, gleaming the harness looked, luscious and lasting the liveries looked. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- These were charming feelingsbut not lasting. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- From the delicate hair spring of a watch to the massive armor plate of a battleship, it finds endless applications, and is nature’s most enduring gift to man--abundant, cheap, and lasting. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- He hasn't made up his mind, I can see, whether or not he shall settle somewhere else as a lasting thing. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- And to this day the stone remains, an illegible monument of Mr. Pickwick's greatness, and a lasting trophy to the littleness of his enemies. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- When you leave Barton to form your own establishment in a more lasting home, Queen Mab shall receive you. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- The accumulated treasures of the prince have in former times afforded a much greater and more lasting resource. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.