happening or coming after all other similar things or people
We caught the last bus home.
It's the last house on the left.
She was last to arrive.
昨晚；上个星期二 / 月；刚过去的夏季；去年
her last book
This last point is crucial.
The last time I saw him was in May.
This is our last bottle of water.
He knew this was his last hope of winning.
used to emphasize that sb/sth is the least likely or suitable
The last thing she needed was more work.
He's the last person I'd trust with a secret.
to be going to die or stop functioning very soon; to be very weak or in bad condition
the day, week, etc. just before the most recent one; two days, weeks, etc. ago
I haven't seen him since the summer before last.
every person or thing in a group
We spent every last penny we had on the house.
to be successful when you were not expected to be, making your opponents look stupid
when there are no other possible courses of action
In the last resort we can always walk home.
the point at which you/sth can no longer continue living, fighting, existing, etc.
the latest possible time before an important event
They changed the plans at the last minute.
Don't leave your decision to the last moment.
the person or thing you rely on when everything else has failed
I've tried everyone else and now you're my last resort.
the most recent, fashionable, advanced, etc. thing
These apartments are the last word in luxury.
used to say what is most important after everything has been discussed, or considered
In the final analysis, it's a matter of personal choice.
the last moment of a person's life
people sometimes say Famous last words! when they think sb is being too confident about sth that is going to happen
‘Everything's under control.’ ‘Famous last words!’
This phrase refers to a collection of quotations of the dying words of famous people.
after a long time
At long last his prayers had been answered.
used to emphasize that sth is true of all the people being described
They answered ‘Yes,’ to a man.
They were all destroyed, to the last man.
the last in a series of bad events, etc. that makes it impossible for you to accept a situation any longer
一早 / 晚上最后（要做的事）
early in the morning/late in the evening
I need the report on my desk first thing Monday morning.
seven days before the day that you mention
She started work a week yesterday.
after anyone or anything else; at the end
He came last in the race.
They arrived last of all.
When did you see him last?
I saw him last/I last saw him in New York two years ago.
They last won the cup in 2002.
used when mentioning the last person or thing of a group, in order to say that they are not less important than the others
Last but not least, I'd like to thank all the catering staff.
used, for example in a situation when people are losing their jobs, to say that the last people to be employed will be the first to go
in every way that is important; completely
She regarded herself, first and last, as a musician.
used to tell sb not to be too proud of their present success; in the end another person may be more successful
the person or thing that comes or happens after all other similar people or things
Sorry I'm late─am I the last?
They were the last to arrive.
the only remaining part or items of sth
These are the last of our apples.
after much delay, effort, etc.; in the end
At last we're home!
At long last the cheque arrived.
to hear/see sb/sth for the last time
That was the last I ever saw of her.
Unfortunately, I don't think we've heard the last of this affair.
used to give the most recent news you have about sb/sth
The last I heard he was still working at the garage.
the one before the last one
She finished second to last.
until the last possible moment, especially until death
He died protesting his innocence to the last.
from beginning to end; during the whole time
It's a fine performance that commands attention from first to last.
not used in the progressive tenses
to continue for a particular period of time
The meeting only lasted (for) a few minutes.
Each game lasts about an hour.
How long does the play last?
to continue to exist or to function well
This weather won't last.
He's making a big effort now, and I hope it lasts.
These shoes should last you till next year.
to survive sth or manage to stay in the same situation, despite difficulties
She won't last long in that job.
Can you last (out) until I can get help?
Doctors say that she probably won't last out the night (= she will probably die before the morning) .
He was injured early on and didn't last the match.
to be enough for sb to use, especially for a particular period of time
Will the coffee last out till next week?
We've got enough food to last us (for) three days.
a block of wood or metal shaped like a foot, used in making and repairing shoes
Last and take are both used to talk about the length of time that something continues.
Last is used to talk about the length of time that an event continues.
How long do you think this storm will last?
The movie lasted over two hours.
Last does not always need an expression of time.
His annoyance won’t last.
Last is also used to say that you have enough of something.
We don’t have enough money to last until next month.
Take is used to talk about the amount of time you need in order to go somewhere or do something. It must be used with an expression of time.
It takes (me) at least an hour to get home from work.
How long will the flight take?
The water took ages to boil.
a person's dying act;the final thing a person can do
- he breathed his last
holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes
近义词: shoemaker's last,cobbler's last
the concluding parts of an event or occurrence
- the end was exciting
- I had to miss the last of the movie
近义词: end,final stage
a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels
a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds
the last or lowest in an ordering or series
- he was the last to leave
- he finished an inglorious last
the time at which life ends;continuing until dead
- she stayed until his death
- a struggle to the last
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
近义词: stopping point,finale,finis,finish,conclusion,close
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?
近义词: survive,live,live on,go,endure,hold up,hold out
persist for a specified period of time
- The bad weather lasted for three days
occurring at the time of death
- his last words
- the last rites
lowest in rank or importance
- last prize
- in last place
not to be altered or undone
- the judge's decision is final
- the arbiter will have the last say
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
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
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
most unlikely or unsuitable
- the last person we would have suspected
- the last man they would have chosen for the job
conclusive in a process or progression
- the final answer
- a last resort
- the net result
- I saw him last in London
the item at the end
- last, I'll discuss family values
近义词: lastly,in conclusion,finally