Pronunciation: (last, läst),[key] —adj.a superl. oflatewithlateras compar. 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; latest: last week; last Friday. 3. being the only one remaining: my last dollar; the last outpost; a last chance. 4. final: in his last hours. 5. ultimate or conclusive; definitive: the last word in the argument. 6. lowest in prestige or importance: last prize. 7. coming after all others in suitability or likelihood; least desirable: He is the last person we'd want to represent us. 8. individual; single: The lecture won't start until every last person is seated. 9. utmost; extreme: the last degree of delight. 10. Eccles.(of the sacraments of penance, viaticum, or extreme unction) extreme or final; administered to a person dying or in danger of dying.
—adv. 1. after all others; latest: He arrived last at the party. 2. on the most recent occasion: When last seen, the suspect was wearing a checked suit. 3. in the end; finally; in conclusion.
—n. 1. a person or thing that is last.
2. a final appearance or mention: We've seen the last of her. That's the last we'll hear of it. 3. the end or conclusion: We are going on vacation the last of September. 4. at last, after a lengthy pause or delay: He was lost in thought for several minutes, but at last he spoke. 5. at long last, after much troublesome or frustrating delay: The ship docked at long last. 6. breathe one's last, to die: He was nearly 90 when he breathed his last.
Pronunciation: (last, läst),[key] —v.i. 1. to go on or continue in time: The festival lasted three weeks. 2. to continue unexpended or unexhausted; be enough: We'll enjoy ourselves while our money lasts. 3. to continue in force, vigor, effectiveness, etc.: to last for the whole course. 4. to continue or remain in usable condition for a reasonable period of time: They were handsome shoes but they didn't last.
—v.t. to continue to survive for the duration of (often fol. by out): They lasted the war in Switzerland.
Pronunciation: (last, läst),[key] —n. 1. a wooden or metal form in the shape of the human foot on which boots or shoes are shaped or repaired.
2. the shape or form of a shoe.
3. stick to one's last, to keep to that work, field, etc., in which one is competent or skilled.
—v.t. to shape on or fit to a last.
Pronunciation: (last, läst),[key] —n. any of various large units of weight or capacity, varying in amount in different localities and for different commodities, often equivalent to 4000 pounds (1814.37 kilograms).