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'last' - used as an adjective
1. immediately past
last Thursday
the last chapter we read
2. coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining
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
3. occurring at or forming an end or termination
the last days of the dinosaurs
4. conclusive in a process or progression
a last resort
5. most unlikely or unsuitable
the last person we would have suspected
the last man they would have chosen for the job
6. occurring at the time of death
his last words
the last rites
7. not to be altered or undone
the arbiter will have the last say
8. lowest in rank or importance
last prize
in last place
9. 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

'last' - used as a adverb
10. more recently than any other time
I saw him last in London
11. the item at the end
last, I'll discuss family values

'last' - used as a noun
12. the temporal end; the concluding time
13. the last or lowest in an ordering or series
he was the last to leave
he finished an inglorious last
14. a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do
he breathed his last
15. the time at which life ends; continuing until dead
a struggle to the last
16. a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds
17. a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels
18. the concluding parts of an event or occurrence
I had to miss the last of the movie
19. holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes

'last' - used as a verb
20. persist for a specified period of time
The bad weather lasted for three days
21. continue to live; endure or last
how long can a person last without food and water?

derived forms
1. Last / Plural
lasts
2. Last / Past
lasted
3. Last / Third Person
lasts
4. Last / Present Participle
lasting
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