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English

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Etymology 1

Old English latost

Adjective

last (not comparable)

Positive
last

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Final, ultimate, coming after all others of its kind.
  2. Most recent, latest, last so far.
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Adverb

last

  1. after everything else
  2. finally
    last but not least
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Etymology 2

Old English lǣstan, from Germanic *laisti-. Cognate with German leisten ‘yield’.

Verb

Infinitive
to last

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to last (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To perform, carry out.
  2. (intransitive) To endure, continue over time.
    Summer seems to last longer each year.
  3. (intransitive) To hold out, continue undefeated or entire.
    I don't know how much longer we can last without reinforcements.
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Etymology 3

Old English læste.

Noun

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Singular
last

Plural
{{{1}}}

last ({{{1}}})
  1. a tool for shaping or preserving the shape of shoes
    • 2006, Newman, Cathy, Every Shoe Tells a Story, National Geographic (September, 2006), 83,
      How is an in-your-face black leather thigh-high lace-up boot with a four-inch spike heel like a man's black calf lace-up oxford? They are both made on a last, the wood or plastic foot-shaped form that leather is stretched over and shaped to make a shoe.

Etymology 4

Old English hlæst.

Noun

Singular
last

Plural
{{{1}}}

last ({{{1}}})
  1. (obsolete) An old English measure of weight, usually of wool, containing 12 sacks or 2184 pounds.
    • 1866, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 1, page 169,
      The last of wool is twelve sacks.
  2. (obsolete) An old English (and Dutch) measure of the carrying capacity of a ship, equal to two tons.
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Danish

Noun

last

  1. load, burden

Dutch

Noun

last f.

  1. load, burden

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Old English

Etymology

Descended from Germanic, along with the feminine variant lǣst. Cognate with Middle Dutch leest (Dutch leest), Old High German leist (German Leiste), Old Norse leist-r ‘foot, sock’ (Swedish, Danish läst).

Pronunciation

Noun

lāst m. (pl.: lāstas)

  1. footstep, track

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Slovene

Etymology

Common Slavic volst

Noun

last f.

  1. property

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

last

Inflection for last Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative
Genitive
  1. cargo
  2. load
  3. habit which is difficult to get rid of.
    Rökning var hans enda last


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