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  1. last
    IPA[last]
  2. adjective

    • 1. coming after all others in time or order; final:

      they caught the last bus
      Synonym : rearmost, rear, hindmost, bringing up the rear, nearest the rear, at the end, furthest back, aftermost, endmost, furthest behind, final, ultimate, most remote, remotest, furthest, utmost, extreme, at the back (of the queue), at the back (of the line), closing, concluding, final, ending, end, finishing, ultimate, terminal, terminating, valedictory, later, latter
    • 2. met with or encountered after any others:

      the last house in the village
    • 3. the lowest in importance or rank:

      finishing in last place he came last in the race
    • 4. the least likely or suitable:

      the last thing she needed was a husband addicts are often the last people to face up to their problems
      Synonym : least likely, most unlikely, most improbable, most reluctant, least suitable, most unsuitable, most inappropriate, least appropriate, least wanted, least favorite
    • 5. most recent in time; latest:

      last year your letter of Sunday last
      Synonym : previous, preceding, latest, most recent, prior, former
    • 6. immediately preceding in order; previous in a sequence or enumeration:

      their last album this last point is critical
    • 7. only remaining:

      it's our last hope
      Synonym : final, only remaining, only one left

    adverb

    • 1. on the last occasion before the present; previously:

      he looked much older than when I'd last seen him
    • 2. after all others in order or sequence:

      the two last-mentioned classes
    • 3. (especially in enumerating points) finally; in conclusion:

      and last, I'd like to thank you all for coming

    noun

    • 1. the last person or thing; the one occurring, mentioned, or acting after all others:

      the last of their guests had gone eating as if every mouthful were his last
    • 2. the only part of something that remains:

      they drank the last of the wine
    • 3. last position in a race, contest, or ranking:

      he came from last in a slowly run race
    • 4. the end or last moment, especially death:

      she did love me to the last
    • 5. the last mention or sight of someone or something:

      that was the last we saw of her
    • verb

      (of a process, activity, or state of things) continue for a specified period of time:

      continue to function well or to be in good condition for a considerable or specified length of time:

    • noun

      a shoemaker's model for shaping or repairing a shoe or boot.
    • adjective

      coming after all others in time or order; final:

      met with or encountered after any others:

    • adverb

      on the last occasion before the present; previously:

      after all others in order or sequence:

    • noun

      the last person or thing; the one occurring, mentioned, or acting after all others:

      the only part of something that remains:

    • verb

      (of a process, activity, or state) continue for a specified period of time:

      continue to operate or remain usable for a considerable or specified length of time:

    • noun

      a shoemaker's model for shaping or repairing a shoe or boot.
    • noun

      a part of a country, region, etc. that is the last to be settled, explored, or developed:

      a nickname for the state of Alaska

    • adjective

      last in order of birth; youngest.
    • noun

      a youngest or last-born child.
    • noun

      the latest possible time before an event:
    • adjective

      done or occurring at the latest possible time before an event:
    • the supper eaten by Jesus and his disciples on the night before the Crucifixion, as recorded in the New Testament and commemorated by Christians in the Eucharist.

      an artistic representation based on the Last Supper.

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