- last as a noun:
- 8 as a verb:
- 2 as an adjective:
- 9 as a adverb:
- 2 late as an adjective:
- 7 as a adverb:
The temporal end; the concluding time.
The last or lowest in an ordering or series.
Dutch: hekkensluiter, hekkesluiter, heksluiter
A person's dying act; the final thing a person can do.
The time at which life ends; continuing until dead:
— A struggle to the last.
A unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds.
A unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels.
The final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence:
— I had to miss the last of the movie.
Polish: finał, finisz, zakończenie
Holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes.
Persist for a specified period of time:
— The bad weather lasted for three days.
Continue to live and avoid dying:
— How long can a person last without food and water?.
Dutch: handhaven, leven, overblijven, overleven, trotseren, voortbestaan, voortduren, voortleven
Coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining.
Occurring at or forming an end or termination:
— The last days of the dinosaurs.
Most unlikely or unsuitable.
Occurring at the time of death.
Polish: przedagonalny, przedśmiertny, przedzgonny, śmiertelny
Conclusive in a process or progression:
— A last resort.
Polish: epilogowy, finalny, finałowy, finiszowy
Highest in extent or degree:
— To the last measure of human endurance.
— Whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually.
Not to be altered or undone:
— The arbiter will have the last say.
Polish: definitywny, ostateczny
Moby thesaurus: Z, abide, advance, aforegoing, after, aftermost, apodosis, at last, at length, at long last, at the end, at the last, be spared, behind, bide, bottommost, boundary, carry on, carry through, cast ... show more.
Being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time.
After the expected or usual time; delayed:
— A belated birthday card.
— I'm late for the plane.
— The train is late.
Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time:
— A late development.
— Their late quarrel.
Having died recently.
Of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages.
At or toward an end or late period or stage of development:
— The late phase of feudalism.
— A later symptom of the disease.
— Later medical science could have saved the child.
used especially of persons Of the immediate past:
— Our late President is still very active.
Polish: wcześniejszy, uprzedni, poprzedni, były
Later than usual or than expected:
— The train arrived late.
— We awoke late.
— The children came late to school.
— I belatedly wished her a happy birthday.
Roget 133: late; lateward†, backward; late in the day; at sunset, at the eleventh hour, at length, at last; ultimately; after time, behind time, after the deadline; too late; too late for ... show more
To an advanced time:
— Talked late into the evening.
At an advanced age or stage.
In the recent past:
— Lately the rules have been enforced.
— As late as yesterday she was fine.
— Feeling better of late.
Moby thesaurus: after time, ahead of time, anachronistic, ancient, antedated, arrested, asleep, asleep in Jesus, at rest, back, backward, beforehand, behind, behind time, behindhand, belated, belatedly, bereft of life, blocked, breathless ... show more.
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