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Definition of 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

Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God's perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year.
Joel Osteen

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Steve Jobs

Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.
Lawrence Welk

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

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Viktor E. Frankl
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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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