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Last vs. Next

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Lastadjective

Final, ultimate, coming after all others of its kind.

‘“Eyes Wide Shut” was the last film to be directed by Stanley Kubrick.’;

Nextadjective

in place or position, having nothing similar intervening; adjoining.

Lastadjective

Most recent, latest, last so far.

‘The last time I saw him, he was married.’; ‘I have received your note dated the 17th last, and am responding to say that...}}.’;

Nextadjective

(obsolete) Most direct, or shortest or nearest in distance or time.

Lastadjective

Farthest of all from a given quality, character, or condition; most unlikely, or least preferable.

‘He is the last person to be accused of theft.’; ‘The last person I want to meet is Helen.’; ‘More rain is the last thing we need right now.’;

Nextadjective

Nearest in order, succession, or rank; immediately following (or sometimes preceding) in order.

‘the next chapter; the next man I see; the next week; the Sunday next before Easter’;

Lastadjective

Being the only one remaining of its class.

‘Japan is the last empire.’;

Nextadjective

(figuratively) Following in a hypothetical sequence of some kind.

‘The man was driven by his love for money and his desire to become the next Bill Gates.’;

Lastadjective

Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.

Nextadjective

Nearest in relationship. next of kin.}}

‘next friend’;

Lastadjective

Lowest in rank or degree.

‘the last prize’;

Nextdeterminer

The one immediately following the current or most recent one

‘Next week would be a good time to meet.’; ‘I'll know better next time.’;

Lastdeterminer

The (one) immediately before the present.

‘We went there last year.’;

Nextdeterminer

Closest to seven days (one week) in the future.

‘The party is next Tuesday; that is, not tomorrow, but eight days from now.’;

Lastdeterminer

Closest to seven days (one week) ago.

‘It's Wednesday, and the party was last Tuesday; that is, not yesterday, but eight days ago.’;

Nextadverb

In a time, place, rank or sequence closest or following.

‘They live in the next closest house.’; ‘Next, we stripped off the old paint.’; ‘Who is next after Henry gives his presentation?’; ‘It's the next best thing to ice cream.’;

Lastadverb

Most recently.

‘When we last met, he was based in Toronto.’;

Nextadverb

On the first subsequent occasion.

‘Financial panic, earthquakes, oil spills, riots. What comes next?’; ‘When we next meet, you'll be married.’;

Lastadverb

(sequence) after everything else; finally

‘I'll go last.’; ‘last but not least’;

Nextpreposition

On the side of; nearest or adjacent to; next to.

Lastverb

To perform, carry out.

Nextnoun

The one that follows after this one.

‘Next, please, don't hold up the queue!’;

Lastverb

(intransitive) To endure, continue over time.

‘Summer seems to last longer each year.’; ‘They seem happy now, but that won't last long.’;

Nextadjective

Nearest in place; having no similar object intervening.

‘Her princely guestWas next her side; in order sat the rest.’; ‘Fear followed me so hard, that I fled the next way.’;

Lastverb

(intransitive) To hold out, continue undefeated or entire.

‘I don't know how much longer we can last without reinforcements.’;

Nextadjective

Nearest in time; as, the next day or hour.

Lastverb

To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last.

‘to last a boot’;

Nextadjective

Adjoining in a series; immediately preceding or following in order.

‘None could tell whose turn should be the next.’;

Lastnoun

A tool for shaping or preserving the shape of shoes.

Nextadjective

Nearest in degree, quality, rank, right, or relation; as, the next heir was an infant.

‘The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.’;

Lastnoun

(obsolete) A burden; load; a cargo; freight.

Nextadverb

In the time, place, or order nearest or immediately succeeding; as, this man follows next.

Lastnoun

(obsolete) A measure of weight or quantity, varying in designation depending on the goods concerned.

Nextadjective

nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space;

‘had adjacent rooms’; ‘in the next room’; ‘the person sitting next to me’; ‘our rooms were side by side’;

Lastnoun

(obsolete) An old English (and Dutch) measure of the carrying capacity of a ship, equal to two tons.

Nextadjective

(of elected officers) elected but not yet serving;

‘our next president’;

Lastnoun

A load of some commodity with reference to its weight and commercial value.

Nextadjective

immediately following in time or order;

‘the following day’; ‘next in line’; ‘the next president’; ‘the next item on the list’;

Last

of Last, to endure, contracted from lasteth.

Nextadverb

at the time or occasion immediately following;

‘next the doctor examined his back’;

Lastadjective

Being after all the others, similarly classed or considered, in time, place, or order of succession; following all the rest; final; hindmost; farthest; as, the last year of a century; the last man in a line of soldiers; the last page in a book; his last chance.

‘Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God.’; ‘Fairest of stars, last in the train of night.’;

Lastadjective

Next before the present; as, I saw him last week.

Lastadjective

Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.

‘Contending for principles of the last importance.’;

Lastadjective

Lowest in rank or degree; as, the a last place finish.

Lastadjective

Farthest of all from a given quality, character, or condition; most unlikely; having least fitness; as, he is the last person to be accused of theft.

‘And blunder on in business to the last.’;

Lastadverb

At a time or on an occasion which is the latest of all those spoken of or which have occurred; the last time; as, I saw him last in New York.

Lastadverb

In conclusion; finally; lastly.

‘Pleased with his idol, he commends, admires,Adores; and, last, the thing adored desires.’;

Lastadverb

At a time next preceding the present time.

‘How long is't now since last yourself and IWere in a mask ?’;

Lastverb

To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence.

‘[I] proffered me to be slave in all that she me would ordain while my life lasted.’;

Lastverb

To endure use, or continue in existence, without impairment or exhaustion; as, this cloth lasts better than that; the fuel will last through the winter.

Lastverb

To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot.

Lastnoun

A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed.

‘The cobbler is not to go beyond his last.’;

Lastnoun

A load; a heavy burden; hence, a certain weight or measure, generally estimated at 4,000 lbs., but varying for different articles and in different countries. In England, a last of codfish, white herrings, meal, or ashes, is twelve barrels; a last of corn, ten quarters, or eighty bushels, in some parts of England, twenty-one quarters; of gunpowder, twenty-four barrels, each containing 100 lbs; of red herrings, twenty cades, or 20,000; of hides, twelve dozen; of leather, twenty dickers; of pitch and tar, fourteen barrels; of wool, twelve sacks; of flax or feathers, 1,700 lbs.

Lastnoun

The burden of a ship; a cargo.

Lastnoun

the temporal end; the concluding time;

‘the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell’; ‘the market was up at the finish’; ‘they were playing better at the close of the season’;

Lastnoun

the last or lowest in an ordering or series;

‘he was the last to leave’; ‘he finished an inglorious last’;

Lastnoun

a person's dying act; the last thing a person can do;

‘he breathed his last’;

Lastnoun

the time at which life ends; continuing until dead;

‘she stayed until his death’; ‘a struggle to the last’;

Lastnoun

a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds

Lastnoun

a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels

Lastnoun

the concluding parts of an event or occurrence;

‘the end was exciting’; ‘I had to miss the last of the movie’;

Lastnoun

holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes

Lastverb

persist or be long; in time;

‘The bad weather lasted for three days’;

Lastverb

continue to live; endure or last;

‘We went without water and food for 3 days’; ‘These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America’; ‘The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents’;

Lastadjective

immediately past;

‘last Thursday’; ‘the last chapter we read’;

Lastadjective

coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining;

‘the last time I saw Paris’; ‘the last day of the month’; ‘had the last word’; ‘waited until the last minute’; ‘he raised his voice in a last supreme call’; ‘the last game of the season’; ‘down to his last nickel’; ‘going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands’; ‘intermediate stages in a process’; ‘intermediate stops on the route’; ‘an intermediate level’;

Lastadjective

occurring at or forming an end or termination;

‘his concluding words came as a surprise’; ‘the final chapter’; ‘the last days of the dinosaurs’; ‘terminal leave’;

Lastadjective

conclusive in a process or progression;

‘the final answer’; ‘a last resort’; ‘the net result’;

Lastadjective

most unlikely or unsuitable;

‘the last person we would have suspected’; ‘the last man they would have chosen for the job’;

Lastadjective

occurring at the time of death;

‘his last words’; ‘the last rites’;

Lastadjective

not to be altered or undone;

‘the judge's decision is final’; ‘the arbiter will have the last say’;

Lastadjective

lowest in rank or importance;

‘last prize’; ‘in last place’;

Lastadjective

highest in extent or degree;

‘to the last measure of human endurance’; ‘whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually’;

Lastadjective

in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style;

‘wears only the latest style’; ‘the last thing in swimwear’; ‘knows the newest dances’; ‘cutting-edge technology’; ‘a with-it boutique’;

Lastadverb

more recently than any other time;

‘I saw him last in London’;

Lastadverb

the item at the end;

‘last, I'll discuss family values’;

Last

A last is a mechanical form shaped like a human foot. It is used by shoemakers and cordwainers in the manufacture and repair of shoes.

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