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Dictionary definition for: Last

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

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

3. (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"

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

5. (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

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

7. (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"

8. (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"

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

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

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

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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