Translation of "last" - English-French dictionary


adjective /laːst/

coming at the end

We set out on the last day of November
He was last in the race
He caught the last bus home.

most recent; next before the present

Our last house was much smaller than this
last year/month/week.

coming or remaining after all the others

He was the last guest to leave.
lastly adverb


Lastly, I would like to thank you all for listening so patiently to what I have been saying.
at (long) last

in the end, especially after a long delay

Oh, there he is at (long) last!
hear/see etc the last of

to be finished with, be able to forget

en finir avec
You haven’t heard the last of this!
the last person

a person who is very unlikely or unwilling to do a particular thing, or to whom it would be unwise or dangerous to do a particular thing

le/la dernier, ière, les derniers, ières
I’m the last person to make a fuss, but you should have told me all the same
He’s the last person you should offend.
the last straw

a fact, happening etc which, when added to all other facts or happenings, makes a situation finally impossible to bear

la goutte qui fait déborder le vase
The last straw was when she borrowed my tennis racquet without asing and then broke it.
the last thing

something very unlikely, unwanted, not intended etc

la dernière chose que…
It’s the last thing you would think of looking for
The last thing I want is to hurt anyone.
the last word

the final remark in an argument etc

le dernier mot
She always must have the last word!

the final decision

le dernier mot
The last word rests with the chairman.

something very fashionable or up-to-date

le dernier cri
Her hat was the last word in elegance.
on one’s last legs

very near to falling down or collapsing with exhaustion, old age etc

au bout du rouleau
This old washing machine is on its last legs.
to the last

until the very end

jusqu’au bout
He kept his courage to the last.

(Translation of “last” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)