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      adj   often prenominal  
1    being, happening, or coming at the end or after all others  
the last horse in the race     
2    being or occurring just before the present; most recent  
last Thursday     
3    last but not least   coming last in order but nevertheless important  
4    last but one   next to last  
5    only remaining  
one's last cigarette     
6    most extreme; utmost  
7    least suitable, appropriate, or likely  
he was the last person I would have chosen     
8      (esp. relating to the end of a person's life or of the world)  
a    final or ultimate  
last rites     
b    (cap.)  
the Last Judgment     
9    postpositive     (Liverpool)  
dialect   inferior, unpleasant, or contemptible  
this ale is last     
      adv  
10    after all others; at or in the end  
he came last     
11   
a    most recently  
he was last seen in the mountains     
b    (in combination)  
last-mentioned     
12    sentence modifier   as the last or latest item  
      n  
13    the last  
a    a person or thing that is last  
b    the final moment; end  
14    one's last moments before death  
15    the last thing a person can do (esp. in the phrase breathe one's last)  
16    the final appearance, mention, or occurrence  
we've seen the last of him     
17    at last   in the end; finally  
18    at long last   finally, after difficulty, delay, or irritation,   (See also)        last out  
     (variant of Old English latest, lætest, superlative of late)  
Since last can mean either after all others or most recent, it is better to avoid using this word where ambiguity might arise as in her last novel. Final or latest should be used in such contexts to avoid ambiguity  
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last          [2]  
      vb  
1    when intr, often foll by: for   to remain in being (for a length of time); continue  
his hatred lasted for several years     
2    to be sufficient for the needs of (a person) for (a length of time)  
it will last us until Friday     
3    when intr, often foll by: for   to remain fresh, uninjured, or unaltered (for a certain time or duration)  
he lasted for three hours underground     
     (Old English læstan; related to Gothic laistjan to follow)  
  laster      n  

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last          [3]  
      n  
1    the wooden or metal form on which a shoe or boot is fashioned or repaired  
      vb  
2    tr   to fit (a shoe or boot) on a last  
     (Old English læste, from last footprint; related to Old Norse leistr foot, Gothic laists)  
  laster      n  

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last          [4]  
      n   a unit of weight or capacity having various values in different places and for different commodities. Commonly used values are 2 tons, 2000 pounds, 80 bushels, or 640 gallons  
     (Old English hlæst load; related to hladan to lade1)  

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last         

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      adj  
1    aftermost, at the end, hindmost, rearmost  
2    latest, most recent  
3    closing, concluding, extreme, final, furthest, remotest, terminal, ultimate, utmost  
      adv  
4    after, behind, bringing up the rear, in or at the end, in the rear  
      n  
5    close, completion, conclusion, end, ending, finale, finish, termination  
6    at last      at length, at the end of the day, eventually, finally, in conclusion, in the end, in the fullness of time, ultimately  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    first, foremost, leading  
3    earliest, first, initial, introductory, opening  

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last          [2]  
      vb   abide, carry on, continue, endure, hold on, hold out, keep, keep on, persist, remain, stand up, survive, wear  
  
Antonyms     
   cease, depart, die, end, expire, fade, fail, stop, terminate  

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n.
last days, hours or minutes of life
Medical term
v.
lower a price at the last minute to secure a sale
the chamber pot meaning is the NOUN. This is the verb.
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
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