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last1 US English

Coming after all others in time or order; final

last2 US English

(Of a process, activity, or state of things) continue for a specified period of time

last3 US English

A shoemaker’s model for shaping or repairing a shoe or boot

last1 US Thesaurus

the last woman in line

last2 US Thesaurus

the hearing lasted for six days

in the final analysis US English

When everything has been considered (used to suggest that a statement expresses the basic truth about a complex situation)

as a first resort US English

Before anything else is attempted (or when all else has failed)

at last US English

After much delay

last call US English

(In a bar) an expression used to inform customers that closing time is approaching and that any further drinks should be purchased immediately

last-born US English

Last in order of birth; youngest

last-gasp US English

Done at the last possible moment, typically in desperation

last name US English

A surname

last post US English

(In the British armed forces) the second of two bugle calls giving notice of the hour of retiring at night, played also at military funerals and acts of remembrance

last word US English

A final or definitive pronouncement on or decision about a subject

last breath US English

The last moment of one’s life (often used hyperbolically); death

every last US English

Used to emphasize that every member of a group is included

last chance US English

A final opportunity to achieve or acquire something

last-ditch US English

Denoting a final attempt to achieve something after all else has failed

last hurrah US English

A final act, performance, or effort

last minute US English

The latest possible time before an event

last resort US English

A final course of action, used only when all else has failed

last rites US English

(In the Christian Church) rites administered to a person who is about to die

Last Supper US English

The supper eaten by Jesus and his disciples on the night before the Crucifixion, as recorded in the New Testament and commemorated by Christians in the Eucharist

last trump US English

The trumpet blast that in some religious beliefs is thought will wake the dead on Judgment Day

trade-last US English

A compliment from a third person that is relayed to the person complimented in exchange for a similarly relayed compliment

last-ditch US Thesaurus

a last-ditch effort to save the old church

—— one's last US English

Do something for the last time

Last Frontier US English

A nickname for the state of Alaska.

Last Judgment US English

The judgment of humankind expected in some religious traditions to take place at the end of the world

last offices US English

The preparation of a dead person for burial

last-mentioned US English

Denoting the last thing or person of a number mentioned

first and last US English

Fundamentally; on the whole

one's last gasp US English

The point of exhaustion, death, or completion

the last straw US English

A further difficulty or annoyance, typically minor in itself but coming on top of a whole series of difficulties, that makes a situation unbearable

the last in last1 US English

The end or last moment, especially death

famous last words US English

Said as an ironic comment on or reply to an overconfident assertion that may well be proved wrong by events

Fermat's last theorem US English

A conjecture by Fermat that if n is an integer greater than 2, the equation xn + yn = zn has no positive integral solutions. Fermat noted that he had “a truly wonderful proof” of the conjecture, but never wrote it down. In 1995 a general proof was published by the Princeton-based British mathematician Andrew Wiles

from first to last US English

From beginning to end; throughout

last but not least US English

Last in order of mention or occurrence but just as important

on one's last legs US English

Near the end of life, usefulness, or existence

have the last laugh US English

Be finally vindicated, thus confounding earlier skepticism

pay one's last respects US English

Show respect toward a dead person by attending their funeral

at last in last1 US English

After much delay

—— one's last in last1 US English

Do something for the last time

bastion US English

An institution, place, or person strongly defending or upholding particular principles, attitudes, or activities

last call in last1 US English

(In a bar) an expression used to inform customers that closing time is approaching and that any further drinks should be purchased immediately

every last in every US English

Used to emphasize that every member of a group is included


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