EN[lɑːst] [-ɑːst] [læst] [-æst] [last] [-ast] [ɫast]
  • A last is a mechanical form that has a shape similar to that of a human foot. It is used by shoemakers and cordwainers in the manufacture and repair of shoes.

    Definition of last in English Dictionary

  • NounPLlasts
    1. A tool for shaping or preserving the shape of shoes.
      1. OBS A burden; load; a cargo; freight.
        1. OBS A measure of weight or quantity, varying in designation depending on the goods concerned.
          1. OBS An old English (and Dutch) measure of the carrying capacity of a ship, equal to two tons.
            1. A load of some commodity with reference to its weight and commercial value.
            2. VerbSGlastsPRlastingPT, PPlasted
              1. VT OBS To perform, carry out.
                1. VI To endure, continue over time.
                  1. Summer seems to last longer each year. ‎
                  2. They seem happy now, but that won't last long. ‎
                2. VI To hold out, continue undefeated or entire.
                  1. I don't know how much longer we can last without reinforcements. ‎
                3. To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last.
                  1. to last a boot
              2. Adjective
                1. Final, ultimate, coming after all others of its kind.
                  1. Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, […], down the nave to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.
                2. Most recent, latest, last so far.
                  1. In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year.
                3. Farthest of all from a given quality, character, or condition; most unlikely, or least preferable.
                  1. He is the last person to be accused of theft.
                  2. The last person I want to meet is Helen. ‎
                  3. More rain is the last thing we need right now. ‎
                4. Being the only one remaining of its class.
                  1. Japan is the last empire. ‎
                5. Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.
                  1. Lowest in rank or degree.
                    1. the last prize
                6. Adverb
                  1. Most recently.
                    1. When we last met, he was based in Toronto.
                  2. (sequence) after everything else; finally.
                    1. I'll go last.
                    2. last but not least
                7. Determiner
                  1. The (one) immediately before the present.
                    1. Last night the moon was full.
                    2. We went there last year.
                    3. Last Tuesday was Hallowe'en.
                    4. (Discuss(+) this sense) Last time we talked about this was in January.
                  2. (of a day of the week) Closest to seven days (one week) ago.
                    1. It's Wednesday, and the party was last Tuesday; that is, not yesterday, but eight days ago.
                8. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • And we now have a title to Clinton's speech to the nation last Monday night: The "Ejaculation Proclamation."
                    • He was the last person to sign out of the building that night.
                    • It is more than two weeks that Babylon 5 aired for the last time. We, Portuguese Fivers of conviction, are few.
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • Last night, I thought he'd sign the deal, but this morning he'd got wised somehow.
                    • Last Thursday's cover story – in honour of this city's demisemiseptcentennial birthday – garnered a lot of reaction from readers.
                    • Last summer, Georgia was hit by the mightiest heat wave in living memory.
                  3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • Anna and I are just messing about; this isn't going to last.
                    • He had counted upon blindness, the unsuspicion of perfect confidence; but a passive, conscious conformity such as this--The thing was unbelievable, providential, too unnaturally good to last.
                    • Information acquired in that way, makes an impression ; this "boning" up for an examination is all right as a finishing touch, but it will not last.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Adjectives
                    • Uncomparable adjectives
                    • Adverbs
                      • Conjunctive adverbs
                        • Sequence adverbs
                        • Uncomparable adverbs
                        • Determiners
                          • Nouns
                            • Countable nouns
                            • Verbs
                              • Intransitive verbs
                                • Transitive verbs
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                              Grammatically, this word "last" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a conjunctive adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a determiner. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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