last

Ⅰ.
last [1] ADJECTIVE 1) coming after all others in time or order. 2) most recent in time. 3) immediately preceding in order. 4) lowest in importance or rank. 5) (the last) the least likely or suitable. 6) only remaining.
ADVERB 1) on the last occasion before the present. 2) (in combination ) after all others in order: the last-named film. 3) (in enumerating points) lastly.
NOUN (pl. same) 1) the last person or thing. 2) (the last of) the only remaining part of. 3) (the last) the end or last moment, especially death.
at last (or at long last) — Cf. at long last
last thing — Cf. ↑last thing
ORIGIN Old English, related to LATE(Cf. ↑lateness).
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last [2] VERB 1) continue for a specified period of time. 2) remain operating or usable for a considerable or specified length of time. 3) (of provisions or resources) be sufficient for (someone) for a specified length of time. 4) (often last out) manage to survive or endure.
ORIGIN Old English, related to LAST(Cf. ↑last).
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last [3] NOUN a shoemaker's model for shaping or repairing a shoe or boot.
ORIGIN Old English, from a base meaning 'follow' .

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