L'AST, a. [See Late and Let.]1. That comes after all the others; the latest; applied to time; as the last hour of the day; the last day of the year.2. That follows all the others; that is behind all the others in place; hindmost; as, this was the last man that entered the church.3. Beyond which there is no more.Here, last of Britons, let your names be read.4. Next before the present; as the last week; the last year.5. Utmost.Their last endeavors bend, T' outshine each other.It is an object of the last importance.6. Lowest; meanest.Antilochus takes the lst prize.At last, at the last, at the end; in the conclusion.Gad, a troop shall overcome him; but he shall overcome at the last. Gen. 49.To the last, to the end; till the conclusion.And blunder on in business to the last.In the phrases, "you are the last man I should consult" "this is the last place in which I should expect to find you," the word last implies improbability; this is the most improbable place, and therefore I should resort to it last.
L'AST, adv.1. The last time; the time before the present. I saw him last at New York.2. In conclusion; finally.Pleased with his idol, he commends, admires, adores; and last, the thing adored desires.
L'AST, v.i. [See Let.]1. To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence. Our government cannot last long unless administered by honest men.2. To continue unimpaired; not to decay or perish. Select for winter the best apples to last. This color will last.3. To hold out; to continue unconsumed. The captain knew he had not water on board to last a week.
L'AST, n. [See Load.]A load; hence, a certain weight or measure. A last of codfish, white herrings, meal, and ashes, is twelve barrels; a last of corn is ten quarters or eighty bushels; of gun powder, twenty four barrels; of red herrings, twenty cades; of hides, twelve dozen; of leather, twenty dickers; of pitch and tar, fourteen barrels; of wool, twelve sacks; of flax or feathers, 1700 pounds.
L'AST, n.A mold or form of the human foot, made of wood, on which shoes are formed.The cobbler is not to go beyond his last.