Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun last

8 senses of last

Sense 1
stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, close -- (the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the season")
       => end, ending -- (the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period")

Sense 2
last -- (the last or lowest in an ordering or series; "he was the last to leave"; "he finished an inglorious last")
       => rank -- (relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority")

Sense 3
last -- (a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do; "he breathed his last")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 4
death, last -- (the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; "she stayed until his death"; "a struggle to the last")
       => end, ending -- (the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period")

Sense 5
last -- (a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds)
       => weight unit, weight -- (a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan")

Sense 6
last -- (a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels)
       => volume unit, capacity unit, capacity measure, cubage unit, cubic measure, cubic content unit, displacement unit, cubature unit -- (a unit of measurement of volume or capacity)

Sense 7
end, last, final stage -- (the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie")
       => ending, conclusion, finish -- (event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show")

Sense 8
last, shoemaker's last, cobbler's last -- (holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes)
       => holding device -- (a device for holding something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb last

2 senses of last

Sense 1
last, endure -- (persist for a specified period of time; "The bad weather lasted for three days")
       => measure -- (have certain dimensions; "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches")

Sense 2
survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out -- (continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?")

Antonyms of adj last

9 senses of last

Sense 1
last (prenominal) -- (immediately past; "last Thursday"; "the last chapter we read")

INDIRECT (VIA future, past) -> present -- (temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations")
INDIRECT (VIA past, present) -> future -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")

Sense 2
last (vs. first) -- (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")

first (vs. last) -- (preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training")
        => archetypal, archetypical, prototypal, prototypic, prototypical -- (representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned; "archetypal patterns"; "she was the prototypal student activist")
        => basic, introductory -- (serving as a base or starting point; "a basic course in Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic tools"; "an introductory art course")
        => initial -- (occurring at the beginning; "took the initial step toward reconciliation")
        => firstborn, eldest -- (first in order of birth; "the firstborn child")
        => freshman, first-year -- (used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college); "a freshman senator"; "freshman year in high school or college")
        => original -- (preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed; "the original inhabitants of the Americas"; "the book still has its original binding"; "restored the house to its original condition"; "the original performance of the opera"; "the original cast"; "retracted his original statement")
        => premier, premiere -- (preceding all others in time; "the premiere showing")
        => premier (prenominal), prime (prenominal) -- (first in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister")
        => prime (prenominal) -- (used of the first or originating agent; "prime mover")

Sense 3
concluding, final, last, terminal -- (occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave")

INDIRECT (VIA closing) -> opening -- (first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene")

Sense 4
last -- (most unlikely or unsuitable; "the last person we would have suspected"; "the last man they would have chosen for the job")

INDIRECT (VIA unlikely) -> likely -- (has a good chance of being the case or of coming about; "these services are likely to be available to us all before long"; "she is likely to forget"; "a likely place for a restaurant"; "the broken limb is likely to fall"; "rain is likely"; "a likely topic for investigation"; "likely candidates for the job")

Sense 5
last -- (occurring at the time of death; "his last words"; "the last rites")

INDIRECT (VIA dying) -> nascent -- (being born or beginning; "the nascent chicks"; "a nascent insurgency")

Sense 6
final, last, net -- (conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result")

INDIRECT (VIA ultimate) -> proximate -- (closest in degree or order (space or time) especially in a chain of causes and effects; "news of his proximate arrival"; "interest in proximate rather than ultimate goals")

Sense 7
last, utmost -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA high) -> low -- (less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low")

Sense 8
final, last -- (not to be altered or undone; "the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say")

INDIRECT (VIA unalterable) -> alterable -- (capable of being changed or altered in some characteristic; "alterable clothing"; "alterable conditions of employment")

Sense 9
last, last-place, lowest -- (lowest in rank or importance; "last prize"; "in last place")

INDIRECT (VIA worst) -> best -- ((superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the best time for planting"; "wore his best suit")

Similarity of adj last

9 senses of last

Sense 1
last (prenominal) -- (immediately past; "last Thursday"; "the last chapter we read")
       => past (vs. present) (vs. future) -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")

Sense 2
last (vs. first) -- (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")
       => senior (prenominal), fourth-year -- (used of the fourth and final year in United States high school or college; "the senior prom")
       => sunset (prenominal) -- (providing for termination; "a program with a sunset provision")
       => ultimate -- (being the last or concluding element of a series; "the ultimate sonata of that opus"; "a distinction between the verb and noun senses of `conflict' is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable")

Sense 3
concluding, final, last, terminal -- (occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave")
       => closing (vs. opening) -- (final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks")

Sense 4
last -- (most unlikely or unsuitable; "the last person we would have suspected"; "the last man they would have chosen for the job")
       => unlikely (vs. likely) -- (has little chance of being the case or coming about; "an unlikely story"; "an unlikely candidate for reelection"; "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism")

Sense 5
last -- (occurring at the time of death; "his last words"; "the last rites")
       => dying (vs. nascent) -- (in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be; "a dying man"; "his dying wish"; "a dying fire"; "a dying civilization")

Sense 6
final, last, net -- (conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result")
       => ultimate (vs. proximate) -- (furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life")

Sense 7
last, utmost -- (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")
       => high (vs. low) -- (greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself")

Sense 8
final, last -- (not to be altered or undone; "the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say")
       => unalterable (vs. alterable), inalterable -- (not capable of being changed or altered; "unalterable resolve"; "an unalterable ground rule")

Sense 9
last, last-place, lowest -- (lowest in rank or importance; "last prize"; "in last place")
       => worst (vs. best) -- ((superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year")

Synonyms of adv last

2 senses of last

Sense 1
last -- (most recently; "I saw him last in London")

Sense 2
last, lastly, in conclusion, finally -- (the item at the end; "last, I'll discuss family values")

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