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Definition of Last

Last

  1. of Last, to endure, contracted from lasteth.
  2. 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.
  3. Next before the present; as, I saw him last week.
  4. Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.
  5. Lowest in rank or degree; as, the last prize.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. In conclusion; finally.
  9. At a time next preceding the present time.
  10. To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence.
  11. 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.
  12. A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed.
  13. To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot.
  14. 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.
  15. The burden of a ship; a cargo.

Last Quotations

Tough times never last, but tough people do. - Robert H. Schuller
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Robert H. Schuller

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth. - Abraham Lincoln
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
Abraham Lincoln

You are always new, the last of your kisses was ever the sweetest. - John Keats
You are always new, the last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.
John Keats

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
Oscar Wilde

The real names of our people were destroyed during slavery. The last name of my forefathers was taken from them when they were brought to America and made slaves, and then the name of the slave master was given, which we refuse, we reject that name today and refuse it. I never acknowledge it whatsoever.
Malcolm X
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Last Translations

last in Danish is forbigangen, vare, sidst
last in Dutch is voorgaand, voorafgaand, verleden
last in German is zuletzt, letzter, letzte
last in Italian is ultimo, durare, scorso, infine, continuare
last in Latin is extremus, duro, maneo, obduro
last in Norwegian is vare, siste, forrige
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