What is last?

  • (noun): A person's dying act; the last thing a person can do.
    Example: "He breathed his last"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A last is a form in the approximate shape of a human foot, used by shoemakers and cordwainers in the manufacture and repair of shoes. Lasts typically come in pairs, and throughout their history have been made from many materials, including hardwoods, cast iron, and, more recently, high density plastics.

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Dae Jo Yeong (TV Series) - Overview of The Plot - Last
... Empress Wu Zetian is angry at this and hesitant over it but at last agrees, thinking of what's good for Tang ... Dan-ni is Suk-yeong's son so has the last Goguryeo royal blood while Geom has the blood of the Khitan tribe, through his mother Chu-lin but Geom demonstrates unusual talent, leadership ...
Karnad Sadashiva Rao - Last
... He was elected President of the Karnataka Provincial Congress Committee four times and participated in the Dandi March (Salt Satyagraha) ... Next he offered individual Satyagraha, though he was in poor health ...
Custom Lasts
... Cordwainers, or bespoke shoemakers, often use lasts specifically designed to the proportions of individual customers' feet ...

More definitions of "last":

  • (noun): A unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels.
  • (noun): The last or lowest in an ordering or series.
    Example: "He was the last to leave"; "he finished an inglorious last"
  • (adj): Not to be altered or undone.
    Example: "The arbiter will have the last say"
    Synonyms: final
  • (adj): Occurring at or forming an end or termination.
    Example: "The last days of the dinosaurs"
    Synonyms: concluding, final, terminal
  • (adj): Highest in extent or degree.
    Example: "To the last measure of human endurance"; "whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually"
    Synonyms: utmost
  • (noun): The time at which life ends; continuing until dead.
    Example: "A struggle to the last"
    Synonyms: death
  • (adj): Immediately past.
    Example: "Last Thursday"; "the last chapter we read"
  • (adj): Coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining.
    Example: "The last time I saw Paris"; "the last day of the month"; "had the last word"; "waited until the last minute"; "he raised his voice in a last supreme call"; "the last game of the season"; "down to his last nickel"
  • (adv): More recently than any other time.
    Example: "I saw him last in London"
    Synonyms: most recently
  • (adj): Occurring at the time of death.
    Example: "His last words"; "the last rites"
  • (noun): The concluding parts of an event or occurrence.
    Example: "I had to miss the last of the movie"
    Synonyms: end, final stage
  • (noun): A unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds.
  • (adj): Conclusive in a process or progression.
    Example: "A last resort"
    Synonyms: final, net
  • (adj): Lowest in rank or importance.
    Example: "Last prize"; "in last place"
    Synonyms: last-place, lowest
  • (verb): Persist or be long; in time.
    Synonyms: endure
  • (adj): Most unlikely or unsuitable.
    Example: "The last person we would have suspected"; "the last man they would have chosen for the job"

Famous quotes containing the word last:

    Last came, and last did go,
    The pilot of the Galilean lake.
    John Milton (1608–1674)