last: Meaning and Definition of
— late later
- after all others; latest: He arrived last at the party.
- on the most recent occasion: When last seen, the suspect was wearing a checked suit.
- in the end; finally; in conclusion.
- a person or thing that is last.
- a final appearance or mention: We've seen the last of her. That's the last we'll hear of it.
- the end or conclusion: We are going on vacation the last of September.
- after a lengthy pause or delay: He was lost in thought for several minutes, but at last he spoke.
- after much troublesome or frustrating delay: The ship docked at long last.
- to die: He was nearly 90 when he breathed his last.
- to go on or continue in time: The festival lasted three weeks.
- to continue unexpended or unexhausted; be enough: We'll enjoy ourselves while our money lasts.
- to continue in force, vigor, effectiveness, etc.: to last for the whole course.
- to continue or remain in usable condition for a reasonable period of time: They were handsome shoes but they didn't last.
- to continue to survive for the duration of (often fol. by out): They lasted the war in Switzerland.
- a wooden or metal form in the shape of the human foot on which boots or shoes are shaped or repaired.
- the shape or form of a shoe.
- to keep to that work, field, etc., in which one is competent or skilled.
- to shape on or fit to a last.
- any of various large units of weight or capacity, varying in amount in different localities and for different commodities, often equivalent to 4000 pounds (1814.37 kilograms).
- last (Thesaurus)