[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 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'.

科妮莉亚手打--From WordNet


(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. [1]. Latest.[2]. Hindmost.[3]. Final, ultimate.[4]. Highest, greatest, utmost, extreme.

ad. [1]. The last time.[2]. After all the rest.[3]. Finally, in conclusion.

v. n. [1]. Endure, remain, continue.[2]. 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 l醩t therefore not from late at all but from last (1) which is the A.S. l醩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.





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