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Definition 1: a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do - [noun denoting act]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he breathed his last

(last is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

Definition 2: holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for last in the sense of this definition

(last is a kind of ...) a device for holding something

Definition 3: the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence - [noun denoting event]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the end was exciting
  • I had to miss the last of the movie

Synonyms for last in the sense of this definition

(last is a kind of ...) event whose occurrence ends something

"his death marked the ending of an era" "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"

(... is a kind of last ) the final stages of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board

(... is a kind of last ) the final stages of an extended process of negotiation

"the diplomatic endgame"

(... is a kind of last ) the end of an enterprise

"they were on the homestretch when the computer crashed"

(... is a kind of last ) the end of something

"the passing of winter"

Definition 4: a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels - [noun denoting quantity]

(last is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of volume or capacity

(last belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 5: a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds - [noun denoting quantity]

(last is a kind of ...) a unit used to measure weight

"he placed two weights in the scale pan"

Definition 6: the last or lowest in an ordering or series - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was the last to leave
  • he finished an inglorious last

(last is a kind of ...) relative status

"his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"

Definition 7: the temporal end; the concluding time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
  • the market was up at the finish
  • they were playing better at the close of the season

Synonyms for last in the sense of this definition

(last is a kind of ...) the point in time at which something ends

"the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"

Definition 8: the time at which life ends; continuing until dead - [noun denoting time]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she stayed until his death
  • a struggle to the last

Synonyms for last in the sense of this definition

(last is a kind of ...) the point in time at which something ends

"the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"

Definition 9: persist for a specified period of time - [verb of stative]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bad weather lasted for three days

Synonyms for last in the sense of this definition

(last is a kind of ...) have certain dimensions

"This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"

(... is a kind of last ) extend or continue for a certain period of time

"The film runs 5 hours"

(... is a kind of last ) last and be usable

"This dress wore well for almost ten years"

(... is a kind of last ) last unnecessarily long

Definition 10: continue to live and avoid dying - [verb of stative]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We went without water and food for 3 days
  • These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
  • The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
  • how long can a person last without food and water?
  • One crash victim died, the other lived

Synonyms for last in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of last ) resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.

"Her shoes won't hold up" "This theory won't hold water"

(... is a kind of last ) survive from season to season, of plants

(... is a kind of last ) live out one's life; live to the end

(last has a similar meaning as ...) have life, be alive

"Our great leader is no more" "My grandfather lived until the end of war"

(last has a similar meaning as ...) support oneself

"he could barely exist on such a low wage" "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?" "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"

Definition 11: coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(last is similar to ...) used of the fourth and final year in United States high school or college

"the senior prom"

(last is similar to ...) providing for termination

"a program with a sunset provision"

(last is similar to ...) being the last or concluding element of a series

"the ultimate sonata of that opus" "a distinction between the verb and noun senses of `conflict' is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable"

Definition 12: most recently - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I saw him last in London

Definition 13: the item at the end - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • last, I'll discuss family values

Synonyms for last in the sense of this definition

Definition 14: occurring at or forming an end or termination - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his concluding words came as a surprise
  • the final chapter
  • the last days of the dinosaurs
  • terminal leave

Synonyms for last in the sense of this definition

(last is similar to ...) final or ending

"the closing stages of the election" "the closing weeks of the year" "the closing scene of the film" "closing remarks"

Definition 15: occurring at the time of death - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his last words
  • the last rites

(last is similar to ...) in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be

"a dying man" "his dying wish" "a dying fire" "a dying civilization"

Definition 16: highest in extent or degree - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • to the last measure of human endurance
  • whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually

Synonyms for last in the sense of this definition

(last is similar to ...) greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount

"a high temperature" "a high price" "the high point of his career" "high risks" "has high hopes" "the river is high" "he has a high opinion of himself"

Definition 17: immediately past - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • last Thursday
  • the last chapter we read

(last is similar to ...) earlier than the present time; no longer current

"time past" "his youth is past" "this past Thursday" "the past year"

Definition 18: conclusive in a process or progression - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the final answer
  • a last resort
  • the net result

Synonyms for last in the sense of this definition

(last is similar to ...) furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme

"the ultimate achievement" "the ultimate question" "man's ultimate destiny" "the ultimate insult" "one's ultimate goal in life"

Definition 19: not to be altered or undone - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the judge's decision is final
  • the arbiter will have the last say

Synonyms for last in the sense of this definition

(last is similar to ...) not capable of being changed or altered

"unalterable resolve" "an unalterable ground rule"

Definition 20: most unlikely or unsuitable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the last person we would have suspected
  • the last man they would have chosen for the job

(last is similar to ...) has little chance of being the case or coming about

"an unlikely story" "an unlikely candidate for reelection" "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism"

Definition 21: lowest in rank or importance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where last or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • last prize
  • in last place

Synonyms for last in the sense of this definition

(last is similar to ...) (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition

"the worst player on the team" "the worst weather of the year"

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