Various lasts, circa 1930.




  • Most recently.
  • after everything else; finally


  • To perform, carry out.
  • To endure, continue over time.
  • To hold out, continue undefeated or entire.
  • To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last.


  • A tool for shaping or preserving the shape of shoes.
  • A burden; load; a cargo; freight.
  • A measure of weight or quantity, varying in designation depending on the goods concerned.
  • An old English (and Dutch) measure of the carrying capacity of a ship, equal to two tons.
  • A load of some commodity with reference to its weight and commercial value.


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  • From Middle English laste, latst, syncopated variant of latest.
  • From Middle English lasten, from Old English lǣstan, from Proto-Germanic *laistijaną. Cognate with German leisten ("yield").
  • From Old English læste, Proto-Germanic *laistiz. Compare Swedish läst, German Leisten.
  • From Middle English last, from Old English hlæst ("burden, load, freight"), from Proto-Germanic *hlastuz ("burden, load, freight"), from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂- ("to put, lay out"). Cognate with West Frisian lêst, Dutch last, German Last, Swedish last, Icelandic lest.

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