last-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: concluding point of an event

Commentary: LAST[+event][+endpoint]

They played better during the last of the season.
The film was exciting to the last.
Monday was the last we saw of the man. (final moment of seeing him)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 7

Sense Number 2: moment of death

Commentary: LAST[+event][+endpoint][+death]
NOTE: a narrow special usage of Sense 1, always implying death

To the last the caught fish struggled for its life.
Hospice workers tend to the terminal patients at home to the last.
The tycoon should make a will before he breathes his last.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4

Sense Number 3: final ranking in a sequence

Commentary: LAST[+relation][+ranking][+final][+in_sequence]

The runner was in the last of the pack.
Bob said he is always the last to know the office gossip.
In a family of eight children, Mary was the last.
That nation is the last among industrialized countries in terms of export volume.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: remainder of some aggregation

Commentary: LAST[+quantity][+remainder][+of_aggregation]

We drank the last of the French wine with dinner last night.
Sally said good night to the last of her guests.
He is the last of the big spenders. (implies there are none left except for him)
They've finally cleaned up the last of the oil spill.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1a

Sense Number 5: cobbler's tool for holding a shoe form on

Commentary: LAST[+artifact][+tool][+cobblers][+holder][+for_shoe]

The cobbler placed the shoe on a last before repairing the sole.
The handcrafted boot shop had several cobblers working with lasts.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 6: weight measure equal to 4000 pounds

Commentary: LAST[+quantity][+measure][+weight][+4000_pounds]

A last of cargo would weigh 4000 pounds.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 7: a volume of grain equal to 80 bushels

Commentary: LAST[+quantity][+measure][+volume][+of_grain][+80_bushels]

Each truck carried a last of grain to the refugee camp.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6