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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Last  \Last\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lasted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Lasting}.]  [OE.  lasten,  As  l[ae]stan  to  perform,  execute, 
  follow  last  continue,  fr  l[=a]st,  l?st,  trace,  footstep, 
  course;  akin  to  G.  leisten  to  perform,  Goth.  laistjan  to 
  follow  See  {Last}  mold  of  the  foot.] 
  1.  To  continue  in  time;  to  endure;  to  remain  in  existence. 
 
  [I]  proffered  me  to  be  slave  in  all  that  she  me 
  would  ordain  while  my  life  lasted.  --Testament  of 
  Love. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Last  \Last\,  3d  pers.  sing.  pres. 
  of  {Last},  to  endure,  contracted  from  lasteth  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Last  \Last\,  a.  [OE.  last  latst,  contr.  of  latest,  superl.  of 
  late;  akin  to  OS  lezt,  lazt,  last  D.  laatst  G.  letzt.  See 
  {Late},  and  cf  {Latest}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Also  day  by  day  from  the  first  day  unto  the  last 
  day  he  read  in  the  book  of  the  law  of  God.  --Neh. 
  viii.  18. 
 
  Fairest  of  stars,  last  in  the  train  of  night. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Next  before  the  present;  as  I  saw  him  last  week. 
 
  3.  Supreme;  highest  in  degree;  utmost. 
 
  Contending  for  principles  of  the  last  importance. 
  --R.  Hall. 
 
  4.  Lowest  in  rank  or  degree;  as  the  last  prize.  --Pope. 
 
  5.  Farthest  of  all  from  a  given  quality,  character,  or 
  condition;  most  unlikely;  having  least  fitness;  as  he  is 
  the  last  person  to  be  accused  of  theft. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Last  \Last\,  adv  [See  {Last},  a.] 
  1.  At  a  time  or  on  an  occasion  which  is  the  latest  of  all 
  those  spoken  of  or  which  have  occurred;  the  last  time;  as 
  I  saw  him  last  in  New  York. 
 
  2.  In  conclusion;  finally. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Last  \Last\,  n.  [AS.  l[=a]sttrace,  track,  footstep;  akin  to  D. 
  leest  a  last  G.  leisten,  Sw  l["a]st,  Dan.  l[ae]st,  Icel. 
  leistr  the  foot  below  the  ankle,  Goth.  laists  track,  way 
  from  a  root  signifying,  to  go  Cf  {Last},  v.  i.,  {Learn}, 
  {Delirium}.] 
  A  wooden  block  shaped  like  the  human  foot,  on  which  boots  and 
  shoes  are  formed. 
 
  The  cobbler  is  not  to  go  beyond  his  last  --L'Estrange. 
 
  {Darning  last},  a  smooth,  hard  body,  often  egg-shaped,  put 
  into  a  stocking  to  preserve  its  shape  in  darning. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Last  \Last\,  v.  t. 
  To  shape  with  a  last  to  fasten  or  fit  to  a  last  to  place 
  smoothly  on  a  last  as  to  last  a  boot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Last  \Last\,  n.  [As.  hl[ae]st,  fr  hladan  to  lade;  akin  to  OHG. 
  hlast,  G.,  D.,  Dan.,  &  Sw  last:  cf  F.  laste,  last  a  last 
  of  German  or  Dutch  origin.  See  {Lade}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  The  burden  of  a  ship;  a  cargo. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  last 
  adj  1:  immediately  past;  "last  Thursday";  "the  last  chapter  we 
  read"  [syn:  {last(a)}] 
  2:  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"  [ant:  {intermediate},  {first}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {concluding}, 
  {final},  {terminal}] 
  4:  more  advanced  in  time  or  nearer  to  the  end  in  a  sequence; 
  "these  latter  days";  "the  latter  (or  last)  part  of  the 
  book";  "latter  (or  later)  part  of  the  l8th  century"  [syn: 
  {later(a)},  {last(a)},  {latter(a)}] 
  5:  conclusive  in  a  process  or  progression;  "the  final  answer"; 
  "a  last  resort";  "the  net  result"  [syn:  {final},  {net}] 
  6:  most  unlikely  or  unsuitable;  "the  last  person  we  would  have 
  suspected";  "the  last  man  they  would  have  chosen  for  the 
  job" 
  7:  not  to  be  altered  or  undone;  "the  judge's  decision  is 
  final";  "the  arbiter  will  have  the  last  say"  [syn:  {final}] 
  8:  lowest  in  rank  or  importance;  "last  prize";  "in  last  place" 
  [syn:  {last-place},  {lowest}] 
  9:  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"  [syn:  {utmost}] 
  10:  in  accord  with  the  most  modern  ideas  or  styles;  "wears  only 
  the  latest  styles";  "the  last  thing  in  swimwear";  "always 
  knows  the  newest  dances";  "everything's  up-to-date  in 
  Kansas  City";  "up-to-date  technology"  [syn:  {latest},  {newest}, 
  {up-to-date}] 
  11:  occurring  at  the  time  of  death;  "his  last  words";  "the  last 
  rites" 
  n  1:  the  concluding  time;  "he  awaited  the  grand  finale";  "he 
  stayed  until  the  finish";  "he  left  before  the 
  conclusion"  [syn:  {stopping  point},  {finale},  {finis},  {finish}, 
  {terminus},  {conclusion},  {close}] 
  2:  the  last  or  lowest  in  an  ordering  or  series;  "he  was  the 
  last  to  leave";  "he  finished  an  inglorious  last" 
  3:  a  person's  dying  act  the  last  thing  a  person  can  do  "he 
  breathed  his  last" 
  4:  the  end  of  life;  continuing  until  dead;  "he  bled  to  death"; 
  "a  struggle  to  the  last"  [syn:  {death}] 
  5:  a  unit  of  weight  equal  to  4,000  pounds 
  6:  (British)  a  unit  of  capacity  for  grain  equal  to  80  bushels 
  7:  the  concluding  part  of  an  event  or  occurrence:  "the  end  was 
  exciting";  "I  had  to  miss  the  last  of  the  movie"  [syn:  {end}] 
  8:  a  device  shaped  like  a  human  foot  that  is  used  to  fashion  or 
  repair  shoes  [syn:  {shoemaker's  last},  {cobbler's  last}] 
  adv  1:  more  recently  than  any  other  time;  "I  saw  him  last  in 
  London"  [syn:  {most  recently}] 
  2:  the  item  at  the  end  "last,  I'll  discuss  family  values" 
  [syn:  {lastly},  {in  conclusion},  {finally}] 
  v  1:  be  long;  in  time  [syn:  {endure}] 
  2:  continue  to  live,  endure  or  last  "We  went  without  water  and 
  food  for  3  days";  "The  legend  of  Elvis  lives  on";  "These 
  superstitions  survive  in  the  backwaters  of  America"  [syn: 
  {survive},  {live},  {live  on},  {go},  {endure},  {hold  up},  {hold 
  out}] 
  3:  persist  or  continue;  "The  rains  lasted  four  days" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  LAST  n.  A  shoemaker's  implement,  named  by  a  frowning  Providence  as 
  opportunity  to  the  maker  of  puns. 
 
  Ah  punster,  would  my  lot  were  cast, 
  Where  the  cobbler  is  unknown, 
  So  that  I  might  forget  his  last 
  And  hear  your  own 
  Gargo  Repsky 
 
 




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