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Dictionary definition for: Last

1. (r) more recently than any other time; "I saw him last in London"

2. (n) the temporal end; the concluding time; "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"

3. (v) persist or be long; in time; "The bad weather lasted for three days"

4. (r) the item at the end; "last, I''ll discuss family values"

5. (n) the last or lowest in an ordering or series; "he was the last to leave" "he finished an inglorious last"

6. (v) continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days" "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America" "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"

7. (a) coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining; "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

8. (n) a person''s dying act; the last thing a person can do; "he breathed his last"

9. (s) occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise" "the final chapter" "the last days of the dinosaurs" "terminal leave"

10. (s) conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer" "a last resort" "the net result"

11. (n) the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; "she stayed until his death" "a struggle to the last"

12. (n) a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds

13. (s) most unlikely or unsuitable; "the last person we would have suspected" "the last man they would have chosen for the job"

14. (s) occurring at the time of death; "his last words" "the last rites"

15. (n) a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels

16. (s) not to be altered or undone; "the judge''s decision is final" "the arbiter will have the last say"

17. (n) the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting" "I had to miss the last of the movie"

18. (s) lowest in rank or importance; "last prize" "in last place"

19. (n) holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes

20. (s) highest in extent or degree; "to the last measure of human endurance" "whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually"

21. (s) in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style; "wears only the latest style" "the last thing in swimwear" "knows the newest dances" "cutting-edge technology" "a with-it boutique"

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