Last Last, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lasting}.] [OE. lasten, As. l[ae]stan to perform, execute, follow, last, continue, fr. l[=a]st, l[=ae]st, trace, footstep, course; akin to G. leisten to perform, Goth. laistjan to follow. See {Last} mold of the foot.] 1. To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence. [1913 Webster]

[I] proffered me to be slave in all that she me would ordain while my life lasted. --Testament of Love. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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