Last(3d pers. sing. pres.)
- of Last, to endure, contracted from lasteth.
- Being after all the others, similarly classed or considered, in time, place, or order of succession; following all the rest; final; hindmost; farthest; as, the last year of a century; the last man in a line of soldiers; the last page in a book; his last chance.
- Next before the present; as, I saw him last week.
- At a time next preceding the present time.
- To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence.
- To endure use, or continue in existence, without impairment or exhaustion; as, this cloth lasts better than that; the fuel will last through the winter.
- A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed.
- To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot.
- A load; a heavy burden; hence, a certain weight or measure, generally estimated at 4,000 lbs., but varying for different articles and in different countries. In England, a last of codfish, white herrings, meal, or ashes, is twelve barrels; a last of corn, ten quarters, or eighty bushels, in some parts of England, twenty-one quarters; of gunpowder, twenty-four barrels, each containing 100 lbs; of red herrings, twenty cades, or 20,000; of hides, twelve dozen; of leather, twenty dickers; of pitch and tar, fourteen barrels; of wool, twelve sacks; of flax or feathers, 1,700 lbs.