part of speech: adjective

definition 1: coming after or finishing behind all others.

  • Ours is the last house on our block.

synonyms: final

antonyms: first, front

definition 2: coming just before the present time; the most recent; latest.

  • Last night I saw a shooting star.

synonyms: latest

antonyms: next

definition 3: being the only one left.

  • This is your last chance.

synonyms: final


part of speech: adverb

definition 1: after all others.

  • His name appeared last on the program.

synonyms: finally

antonyms: first

definition 2: most recently in time.

  • When did you last see him?


part of speech: noun

definition 1: a person or thing that is last.

  • I was last in line for the movie.

antonyms: first, lead

definition 2: the final mention or sight.

  • You haven’t seen the last of me.

phrase: at last


part of speech: verb

inflections: lasts, lasting, lasted

definition 1: to go on through time; continue.

  • The movie lasted for two hours.

synonyms: abide, continue, endure, go on, persist

definition 2: to stay in good condition.

  • My car lasted for a long time, but it finally broke down.

synonyms: endure, survive

antonyms: rot

definition 3: to remain in good supply.

  • My Halloween candy lasted until December.

derivation: lasting (adj.)