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Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so.
Spencer Abraham

Meaning of "last" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LAST

Variant of Old English latest, lætest, superlative of late.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LAST

last  [lɑːst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LAST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Last can act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES LAST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

last

Last

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. Lasts typically come in pairs, and have been made from various materials, including hardwoods, cast iron, and, high density plastics.

Definition of last in the English dictionary

The first definition of last in the dictionary is being, happening, or coming at the end or after all others. Other definition of last is being or occurring just before the present; most recent. Last is also only remaining.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LAST


avast
əˈvɑːst
Belfast
ˈbɛlfɑːst
blast
blɑːst
broadcast
ˈbrɔːdˌkɑːst
cast
kɑːst
caste
kɑːst
contrast
kənˈtrɑːst
fast
fɑːst
forecast
ˈfɔːˌkɑːst
gast
ɡɑːst
mast
mɑːst
oblast
ˈɒblɑːst
outcast
ˈaʊtˌkɑːst
outlast
ˈaʊtˌlɑːst
overcast
ˈəʊvəˌkɑːst
past
pɑːst
podcast
ˈpɒdˌkɑːst
unsurpassed
ˌʌnsɜːˈpɑːst
vast
vɑːst
webcast
ˈwɛbˌkɑːst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAST

last but not least
last but one
last chance saloon
Last Day
last ditch
last honours
Last Judgement
Last Judgment
last knockings
last name
last out
last post
last quarter
last resort
last resting place
last rites
last straw
Last Supper
last thing

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAST

at least
at long last
at the least
beast
bed and breakfast
breakfast
breast
coast
deep in the past
east
feast
in the least
least
Middle East
southeast
the east
the Far East
the last
the past
to say the least

Synonyms and antonyms of last in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LAST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «last» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of last

Translation of «last» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAST

Find out the translation of last to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of last from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «last» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

最后的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

último
570 millions of speakers

English

last
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पिछले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَابِقٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

предыдущий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

último
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dernier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lepas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

letzter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

最後の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

마지막의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pungkasan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sau cùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शेवटचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

son
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ultimo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ostatni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

попередній
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ultim
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τελευταίος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

laaste
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sist
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sist
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of last

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LAST»

The term «last» is very widely used and occupies the 338 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LAST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «last» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «last» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about last

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10 QUOTES WITH «LAST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word last.
1
Spencer Abraham
Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so.
2
David Agus
In health care today, we spend most of the dollars - in terms of treating disease - in the last two years of a person's life.
3
Azzedine Alaia
Fashion will last forever. It will exist always. It will exist in its own way in each era.
4
Paul Allen
As a species, we've always been discoverers and adventurers, and space and the deep ocean are some of the last frontiers.
5
Philip James Bailey
Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
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Michael D. Barnes
If today is your typical day in America, 80 of our fellow citizens will die from gunfire. In the last two weeks, more Americans have died from gunfire here at home in the United States than in the entire war in Iraq since it started.
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Niels Bohr
Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.
8
Benjamin Bratt
I've made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you're bored. The boredom will show in your work.
9
Paul Bremer
I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience and courage in the last few months. They have really put a political system on the way to success, to a real democracy here.
10
Eric Cantor
But, as we've seen over the last several months, the people in this country are very dissatisfied with the direction that this administration is taking this country. And what we heard last night was absolutely the ignoring of that fact. It was: We're going to continue with this agenda. In fact, we're going to double down on healthcare.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAST»

Discover the use of last in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to last and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Last Book in the Universe
Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet.
Rodman Philbrick, 2013
2
Last Looks, Last Books: Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill
In Last Looks, Last Books, the eminent critic Helen Vendler examines the ways in which five great modern American poets, writing their final books, try to find a style that does justice to life and death alike.
Helen Vendler, 2010
3
Clutter's Last Stand
An updated guide to organization offers good-natured, practical guidance in ridding homes, offices, and lives of clutter and, thereby, enhancing one's relationships, emotional well-being, and personal growth.
Don Aslett, 2005
4
Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!
Blake Snyder, 2005
5
Nice Guys Finish Last
The resulting book, Nice Guys Finish Last, is baseball at its best, brimming with personality and full of all the fights and feuds, triumphs and tricks that made Durocher such a success—and an outsized celebrity.
Leo Durocher, Ed Linn, 2009
6
The End of History and the Last Man
Enhanced by a new afterword dealing with the post-September 11th world, a provocative exploration of issues of human society and destiny answers such questions as, is there a direction to human history? does history have an end? and where ...
Francis Fukuyama, 2006
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Last Words
Last Words is the story of the man behind some of the most seminal comedy of the last half century, blending his signature acerbic humor with never-before-told stories from his own life, including encounters with a Who’s Who of 1970s ...
George Carlin, 2009
8
The Last Taboo: Opening the Door on the Global Sanitation Crisis
Except in schoolboy jokes, the subject of human waste is rarely aired.
Maggie Black, Ben Fawcett, 2008
9
The First Part Last
Bobby's a classic urban teenager.
Angela Johnson, 2010
10
Lenin's Last Struggle
This new edition of Moshe Lewin's classic political biography, including an afterword by the author, suggests new approaches for studying the Marxist visionary and founder of the Soviet state.
Moshe Lewin, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term last is used in the context of the following news items.
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How many Watches did Apple sell last quarter? Second pass
“I'm not very anxious in reporting a lot of numbers on Apple Watch,” said Cook last fall, “because competitors look for it.” So unless he changes ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
2
Cheap Oil Should Fuel Economy at Last - WSJ
When the price of crude started dropping sharply last fall, most economists reckoned it would be a good thing. Sure, U.S. oil production had ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
BBC locks Top Gear offices 'to stop Clarkson taking souvenir' during …
Jeremy Clarkson posted this photo on Twitter, with the caption, 'Right. About to do my last ever lap of the Top Gear test track. What car should I ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Blue Jackets pin last season on 'bad luck': report - NHL.com
The Blue Jackets led the NHL with 508 man-games lost last season, the most in their history, but president of hockey operations John Davidson ... «NHL.com, Jul 15»
5
The Last Ship open thread: The Silence of the Labs « Hot Air
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades … and thermonuclear weapons. The climax of last week's episode of The Last Ship was an ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»
6
Last stand of a Zimbabwe farmer struggling to keep his land …
Last week, the regime took the unusual step of giving six other white farmers official permission to stay on their land. But the intruders on ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
Juan Mata admits watching Champions League last season was …
Mata admitted he was desperate to play in Europe's premier club competition last season which was won by Barcelona after their defeat of ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
8
Astros, Rangers almost had a throwback brawl last night (Video)
Baseball loves to live within its history, and the Rangers-Astros game last night almost featured a throwback brawl for the ages. «FanSided, Jul 15»
9
Dallas police looking for 75-year-old man last seen in Downtown …
Rex Donald Prater was last seen attending services at the First Baptist Church in the 1700 block of San Jacinto Street, police said. Prater has ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
10
Police fear for safety of Michelle Higgins last seen in Heme - Daily Mail
She was last seen by a family member in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday evening and concerned relatives called the police ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»

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