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Definition of 'last'

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Their marriage had lasted less than a year. The Sun (2016)We should have had one last week. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She disappeared a couple of hours after she was last seen alive. Times, Sunday Times (2017)When we played there last year we had opportunities. The Sun (2016)The last four home games we had two wins and two draws. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet for him this may be his last chance of affection. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In its simplest form this may just be by finding a play to use the last of your letters. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They moved to a house in Ealing last spring. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If design was dead last week, is this the revival? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Once again last night, they were unconvincing. The Sun (2016)We went into the last week knowing less than nine points gave us no chance. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They rounded the corner of the last house in the street and emerged into a small square. Iain Gale Man of Honour (2007)Then came the invitation to play golf one last time. Christianity Today (2000)It was so funny to see her twirling again last night. The Sun (2010)We were used to it last year. The Sun (2014)You mean something that lasts a long time can be interesting? Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was also the last person to say goodnight to me yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Last time we were a very happy team. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is probably your last chance at courtship. Christina Dodd SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)When did you last hear of an unemployed solicitor? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Why is the ministry so often the last one to know what its personnel are doing? Times, Sunday Times (2006)He saw part of his wish come true last week. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He is the last man to concede that it is flawed or failing as a concept. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Twenty years ago last week the educational landscape changed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)City have lost three of their last four at home and fail too often against the top clubs. The Sun (2006)What did you earn last year? Times, Sunday Times (2015)There were two summits taking place in Europe at the end of last week. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We got a heart-warming letter from our electricity provider last week. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was jeered by fans as recently as last month after a 1-0 defeat at home by Wigan. The Sun (2012)

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Translations for 'last'

British English: last /lɑːst/ ADJECTIVE
previous The last thing is the one before this one.
In the last lesson, we looked at some flowers.
  • American English: last
  • Arabic: سَابِقٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: último
  • Chinese: 最后的
  • Croatian: zadnji
  • Czech: poslední
  • Danish: sidst
  • Dutch: laatst
  • European Spanish: último serie
  • Finnish: viimeinen
  • French: dernier
  • German: letzter
  • Greek: τελευταίος
  • Italian: ultimo
  • Japanese: 最後の
  • Korean: 마지막의
  • Norwegian: sist
  • Polish: ostatni
  • European Portuguese: último
  • Romanian: ultim
  • Russian: предыдущий
  • Latin American Spanish: último
  • Swedish: sist
  • Thai: สุดท้าย
  • Turkish: son
  • Ukrainian: попередній
  • Vietnamese: sau cùng
British English: last /lɑːst/ ADVERB
If something last happened on a particular occasion, that is the most recent occasion on which it happened.
When were you there last?
  • American English: last
  • Arabic: لِآخِرِ مَرَّةٍ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: da última vez
  • Chinese: 最后
  • Croatian: posljednji put
  • Czech: naposled
  • Danish: sidst
  • Dutch: als laatste
  • European Spanish: última vez
  • Finnish: viimeiseksi
  • French: dernièrement
  • German: zuletzt
  • Greek: τελικά
  • Italian: per ultimo
  • Japanese: 最後に
  • Korean: 가장 최근에
  • Norwegian: sist
  • Polish: ostatnio
  • European Portuguese: a última vez
  • Romanian: ultima dată
  • Russian: последний
  • Latin American Spanish: última vez
  • Swedish: sist
  • Thai: ล่าสุด
  • Turkish: sonda
  • Ukrainian: востаннє
  • Vietnamese: lần cuối cùng
British English: last /lɑːst/ VERB
If an event or situation lasts for a particular length of time, it continues for that length of time.
The meeting lasted for less than an hour.
The game lasted only half the normal time.
  • American English: last
  • Arabic: يَسْتَمِرُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: durar
  • Chinese: 持续
  • Croatian: trajati
  • Czech: trvat čas
  • Danish: holde vare ved
  • Dutch: duren
  • European Spanish: durar
  • Finnish: kestää olla kestävä
  • French: durer
  • German: dauern
  • Greek: διαρκώ
  • Italian: durare
  • Japanese: 続く
  • Korean: 지속되다
  • Norwegian: vare
  • Polish: wytrwać
  • European Portuguese: durar
  • Romanian: a dura
  • Russian: длиться
  • Latin American Spanish: durar
  • Swedish: vara
  • Thai: ยืนหยัด
  • Turkish: sürmek
  • Ukrainian: тривати
  • Vietnamese: kéo dài
British English: last /lɑːst/ ADJECTIVE
coming after all others The last thing or person comes after all the others.
I read the last three pages of the chapter.
  • American English: last
  • Arabic: آخِر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: último
  • Chinese: 最后的
  • Croatian: posljednji
  • Czech: poslední
  • Danish: sidste
  • Dutch: laatste
  • European Spanish: último
  • Finnish: viimeinen
  • French: dernier
  • German: letzte
  • Greek: τελευταίος
  • Italian: ultimo
  • Japanese: 最後の
  • Korean: 마지막의
  • Norwegian: siste
  • Polish: ostatni
  • European Portuguese: último
  • Romanian: ultim
  • Russian: заключительный
  • Latin American Spanish: último
  • Swedish: sista
  • Thai: สุดท้าย
  • Turkish: son
  • Ukrainian: останній
  • Vietnamese: cuối cùng

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