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last

noun

1 last

The temporal end; the concluding time.

synonyms: close, conclusion, finale, finis, finish, stopping point.

Roget 22: prototype, original, model, pattern, precedent, standard, ideal, reference, scantling, type; archetype, antitype; protoplast, module, ... show more

Roget 67: end, close, termination; desinence, conclusion, finis, finale, period, term, terminus, endpoint, last, omega; extreme, ... show more



2 last

The last or lowest in an ordering or series.

Dutch: hekkensluiter, hekkesluiter, heksluiter

3 last

A person's dying act; the final thing a person can do.

4 last

The time at which life ends; continuing until dead:
— A struggle to the last.

synonym: death.

Dutch: dood

5 last

A unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds.

6 last

A unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels.

7 last

The final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence:
— I had to miss the last of the movie.

synonym: end.

Polish: finał, finisz, zakończenie

8 last

Holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes.

synonyms: cobbler's last, shoemaker's last.

Polish: kopyto

verb

1 last

Persist for a specified period of time:
— The bad weather lasted for three days.

synonym: endure.

2 last

Continue to live and avoid dying:
— How long can a person last without food and water?.

synonyms: endure, go, hold out, hold up, live, live on, survive.

Roget 1: exist, be; have being etc. n.; subsist, live, breathe, stand, obtain, be the case; occur etc. (event) ... show more

Roget 141: let alone, let be, let it be; persist, remain, stay, tarry, rest; stet (copy editing) hold, hold on; last, ... show more

Roget 110: last, endure, stand, remain, abide, continue, brave a thousand years.    tarry etc. (be late) 133; drag on, drag its slow length along, ... show more

Dutch: handhaven, leven, overblijven, overleven, trotseren, voortbestaan, voortduren, voortleven

adjective

1 last

Immediately past.

Roget 122: past, gone, gone by, over, passed away, bygone, foregone; elapsed, lapsed, preterlapsed, expired, no more, run out, blown over, ... show more

Polish: ostatni

2 last

Coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining.

Polish: ostatni

3 last

Occurring at or forming an end or termination:
— The last days of the dinosaurs.

synonyms: concluding, final, terminal.

Roget 67: ending etc. v.; final, terminal, definitive; crowning etc. (completing) 729; last, ultimate; hindermost; rear ... show more

4 last

Most unlikely or unsuitable.

5 last

Occurring at the time of death.

Polish: przedagonalny, przedśmiertny, przedzgonny, śmiertelny

6 last

Conclusive in a process or progression:
— A last resort.

synonyms: final, net.

Polish: epilogowy, finalny, finałowy, finiszowy

7 last

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.

synonym: utmost.

8 last

Not to be altered or undone:
— The arbiter will have the last say.

synonym: final.

Polish: definitywny, ostateczny

9 last

Lowest in rank or importance:
— Last prize.
— In last place.

synonyms: last-place, lowest.

adverb

1 last

Most recently.

2 last

The item at the end:
— Last, I'll discuss family values.

synonyms: finally, in conclusion, lastly.


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.

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late

adjective

1 late

Being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time.

Roget 360: dead, lifeless; deceased, demised, departed, defunct, extinct; late, gone, no more; exanimate, inanimate; out of the world, taken off, ... show more

2 late

After the expected or usual time; delayed:
— A belated birthday card.
— I'm late for the plane.
— The train is late.

synonyms: belated, tardy.

Roget 133: late, tardy, slow, behindhand, serotine, belated, postliminious, posthumous, backward, unpunctual, untimely; delayed, postponed; dilatory ... show more

3 late

Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time:
— A late development.
— Their late quarrel.

synonym: recent.

Roget 122: past, gone, gone by, over, passed away, bygone, foregone; elapsed, lapsed, preterlapsed, expired, no more, run out, blown over, ... show more

Roget 123: new, novel, recent, fresh, green; young etc. 127; evergreen; raw, immature, unsettled, yeasty; ... show more

4 late

Having died recently.

5 late

Of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages.

6 late

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.

synonym: later.

7 late

used especially of persons Of the immediate past:
— Our late President is still very active.

synonyms: former, previous.

Polish: wcześniejszy, uprzedni, poprzedni, były

adverb

1 late

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.

synonyms: belatedly, tardily.

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

2 late

To an advanced time:
— Talked late into the evening.

synonym: deep.

3 late

At an advanced age or stage.

4 late

In the recent past:
— Lately the rules have been enforced.
— As late as yesterday she was fine.
— Feeling better of late.

synonyms: lately, latterly, of late, recently.


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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