Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “last” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More