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Lastly vs. Last

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  • Lastly (adverb)

    Used to mark the beginning of the last in a list of items or propositions.

    "Firstly, that's illegal; secondly, it has serious disadvantages; thirdly, it's not necessary; and lastly, did I mention that it's illegal?"

  • Lastly (adverb)

    Used to signal that the speaker is about to yield control of the conversation.

  • Last (adjective)

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

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

  • Last (adjective)

    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...}}."

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  • Last (adjective)

    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."

  • Last (adjective)

    Being the only one remaining of its class.

    "Japan is the last empire."

  • Last (adjective)

    Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.

  • Last (adjective)

    Lowest in rank or degree.

    "the last prize"

  • Last (determiner)

    The (one) immediately before the present.

    "We went there last year."

  • Last (determiner)

    Closest to seven days (one week) ago.

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

  • Last (adverb)

    Most recently.

    "When we last met, he was based in Toronto."

  • Last (adverb)

    after everything else; finally

    "I'll go last."

    "last but not least"

  • Last (verb)

    To perform, carry out.

  • Last (verb)

    To endure, continue over time.

    "Summer seems to last longer each year."

    "They seem happy now, but that won't last long."

  • Last (verb)

    To hold out, continue undefeated or entire.

    "I don't know how much longer we can last without reinforcements."

  • Last (verb)

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

    "to last a boot"

  • Last (noun)

    A tool for shaping or preserving the shape of shoes.

  • Last (noun)

    A burden; load; a cargo; freight.

  • Last (noun)

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

  • Last (noun)

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

  • Last (noun)

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

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  • Lastly (adverb)

    In the last place; in conclusion.

  • Lastly (adverb)

    at last; finally.

  • Last

    of Last, to endure, contracted from lasteth.

  • Last

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

  • Last (adjective)

    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.

  • Last (adjective)

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

  • Last (adjective)

    Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.

  • Last (adjective)

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

  • Last (adjective)

    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.

  • Last (adverb)

    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.

  • Last (adverb)

    In conclusion; finally; lastly.

  • Last (adverb)

    At a time next preceding the present time.

  • Last (verb)

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

  • Last (verb)

    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.

  • Last (noun)

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

  • Last (noun)

    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.

  • Last (noun)

    The burden of a ship; a cargo.

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  • Lastly (adverb)

    the item at the end;

    "last, I'll discuss family values"

  • Last (noun)

    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"

  • Last (noun)

    the last or lowest in an ordering or series;

    "he was the last to leave"

    "he finished an inglorious last"

  • Last (noun)

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

    "he breathed his last"

  • Last (noun)

    the time at which life ends; continuing until dead;

    "she stayed until his death"

    "a struggle to the last"

  • Last (noun)

    a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds

  • Last (noun)

    a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels

  • Last (noun)

    the concluding parts of an event or occurrence;

    "the end was exciting"

    "I had to miss the last of the movie"

  • Last (noun)

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

  • Last (verb)

    persist or be long; in time;

    "The bad weather lasted for three days"

  • Last (verb)

    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"

  • Last (adjective)

    immediately past;

    "last Thursday"

    "the last chapter we read"

  • Last (adjective)

    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"

  • Last (adjective)

    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"

  • Last (adjective)

    conclusive in a process or progression;

    "the final answer"

    "a last resort"

    "the net result"

  • Last (adjective)

    most unlikely or unsuitable;

    "the last person we would have suspected"

    "the last man they would have chosen for the job"

  • Last (adjective)

    occurring at the time of death;

    "his last words"

    "the last rites"

  • Last (adjective)

    not to be altered or undone;

    "the judge's decision is final"

    "the arbiter will have the last say"

  • Last (adjective)

    lowest in rank or importance;

    "last prize"

    "in last place"

  • Last (adjective)

    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"

  • Last (adjective)

    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"

  • Last (adverb)

    more recently than any other time;

    "I saw him last in London"

  • Last (adverb)

    the item at the end;

    "last, I'll discuss family values"

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