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English definition of “last”

last

noun, pronoun
 
 
/lɑːst/
the last B2 a person or thing that comes after all the others: [+ to do sth] We were the last to get there.Final and finally
the last of sth the only part of something that remains: We've just finished the last of the wine.Final and finally
the day/week/year before last B2 the day, week, or year before the one that has just finishedFinal and finallyIn the past
at (long) last B1 finally: At last, I've found a pair of jeans that actually fit.Final and finally
the last I heard used before saying a piece of information about someone that you previously heard: The last I heard, they were selling their house.In the past
(Definition of last noun, pronoun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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