last is part of the Basic English 850.
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last is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
last

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Positive
last

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Something is last in a row or in time if there are other things before it but no more things after it.
    I was the last person to go there: when I went, the others were all already there.
    My house is the last house at the end of the street.

DeterminerEdit

Determiner
last

  1. (definite) (singular) (count) Last week, month, year, etc. is the one that comes before this one.
    I didn't see you last week.

Usage NoteEdit

The determiner last is mainly used with night, week, month, and year.

VerbEdit

Plain form
last

Third-person singular
lasts

Past tense
lasted

Past participle
lasted

Present participle
lasting

  1. (intransitive) To endure, continue over time.
    Summer seems to last longer each year.
  2. (intransitive) To hold out, continue undefeated or entire.
    I don't know how much longer we can last without reinforcements.