Definition of Last


  • holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes
    - shoemaker's last - cobbler's last
  • the concluding parts of an event or occurrence
    "the end was exciting"
    "I had to miss the last of the movie"
    - final stage
  • a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels
  • a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds
  • the time at which life ends
    continuing until dead
    "she stayed until his death"
    "a struggle to the last"
  • a person's dying act
    the final thing a person can do
    "he breathed his last"
  • the last or lowest in an ordering or series
    "he was the last to leave"
    "he finished an inglorious last"
  • 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"
    - stopping point


  • continue to live through hardship or adversity
    "We went without water and food for 3 days"
    "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"
    "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"
    "how long can a person last without food and water?"
    - live on - hold up - hold out
  • persist for a specified period of time
    "The bad weather lasted for three days"


  • lowest in rank or importance
    "last prize"
    "in last place"
    - last place
  • not to be altered or undone
    "the judge's decision is final"
    "the arbiter will have the last say"
  • highest in extent or degree
    "to the last measure of human endurance"
    "whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one be determined individually"
  • conclusive in a process or progression
    "the final answer"
    "a last resort"
    "the net result"
  • occurring at the time of death
    "his last words"
    "the last rites"
  • most unlikely or unsuitable
    "the last person we would have suspected"
    "the last man they would have chosen for the job"
  • 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"
  • 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 of the season"
    "down to his last nickel"
  • immediately past
    "last Thursday"
    "the last chapter we read"


  • the item at the end
    "last, I'll discuss family values"
    - in conclusion
  • most_recently
    "I saw him last in London"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble last

19 unscramble word found using the letters last.

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