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English definition of “last”

last

adjective, adverb, pronoun     /lɑːst/ US  /læst/
A1 (being) the most recent or the one before the present one: Did you hear the storm last night (= during the previous night )? Did you see the news on TV last night (= yesterday evening )? They got married last November . When was the last time you had a cigarette ? When did you last have a cigarette ? She's been working there for the last month (= for the four weeks until now).formal Could you account for your whereabouts on Sunday last? The/These last five years have been very difficult for him. The last we heard of her, she was working as an English teacher in France. Each of her paintings has been better than the last.In the past Grammar:Finally, at last, lastly or in the end?Finally, at last, lastly and in the end all have a meaning of ‘after a period of time’. However, we use them in different ways.
(Definition of last adjectiveadverbpronoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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