Last
Last Last, n. [As. hl[ae]st, fr. hladan to lade; akin to OHG. hlast, G., D., Dan., & Sw. last: cf. F. laste, last, a last, of German or Dutch origin. See {Lade}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. The burden of a ship; a cargo. [1913 Webster]


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  • Last — (l[.a]st), a. [OE. last, latst, contr. of latest, superl. of late; akin to OS. lezt, lazt, last, D. laatst, G. letzt. See {Late}, and cf. {Latest}.] 1. Being after all the others, similarly classed or considered, in time, place, or order of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Last — (v. althochdt. hlast = Ladung) bezeichnet: in der Physik und Technik ein Maß für die Kraft, die auf etwas wirkt, siehe Belastung (Physik) im Bauwesen die Massen, die ein Bauwerk tragen kann, siehe Nutzlast (Bauwesen) etwas von einem Träger… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • last — vb endure, *continue, abide, persist Analogous words: survive, outlast, *outlive: remain, *stay Antonyms: fleet last adj Last, latest, final, terminal, concluding, eventual, ultimate are comparable when they mean following all the others in time… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Last — unix утилита, отображающая список последних терминальных сессий с выборкой по пользователю или терминалу. Имена пользователей и/или терминалов задаются в качестве аргументов командной строки. При задании нескольких подобных аргументов выводится… …   Википедия

  • last — unix утилита, отображающая список последних терминальных сессий с выборкой по пользователю или терминалу. Имена пользователей и/или терминалов задаются в качестве аргументов командной строки. При задании нескольких подобных аргументов выводится… …   Википедия

  • Last — (l[.a]st), adv. [See {Last}, a.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. In conclusion; finally; lastly. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Last — Sf std. (9. Jh.), mhd. last, ahd. (h)last, mndd. last f./n. Stammwort Aus wg. * hlasti f. (vielleicht hat auch ein * hlastu m. mitgewirkt) Last , Abstraktum auf * sti zu laden1. Verb: lasten.    Ebenso nndl. last, ne. last. ✎ Kluge (1926), 68f.;… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Last — Last, n. [AS. l[=a]st trace, track, footstep; akin to D. leest a last, G. leisten, Sw. l[ a]st, Dan. l[ae]st, Icel. leistr the foot below the ankle, Goth. laists track, way; from a root signifying, to go. Cf. {Last}, v. i., {Learn}, {Delirium}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Last — Last, v. t. To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • last — I (final) adjective aftermost, climactic, climactical, closing, completive, completory, concluding, conclusive, conclusory, crowning, decisive, definitive, determinative, end, ending, endmost, extreme, farthest, final, finishing, furthest,… …   Law dictionary

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