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Definition of "last" [last]

  • Being, coming, or placed after all others; final: the last game of the season. (adjective)
  • Being the only one left: his last nickel; as a last resort. (adjective)
  • Just past; most recent: last year; the last time I checked. (adjective)
  • Most up-to-date; newest: the last thing in swimwear. (adjective)
  • Highest in extent or degree; utmost: to the last measure of human endurance. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "last" in a sentence
  • "TWO major thoroughfares because the highway twists like vines as lanes spin up or down around each other - and the roads bend and warp until at last - at *last* - the road bears its own name on a sign."
  • "Your mind begins to spin, as the last of your brain's oxygen is used up, conjuring whatever images it can come up with… your past, the future you're never going to see, your dreams, your nightmares… until finally, at long last…"
  • "In dates of the last and present century, the expression of the _last two figures_ is sufficient."