Finally vs. Last

Finally vs. Last — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Finally and Last

Finallyadjective

Forming or occurring at the end; last

the final scene of a film.

Lastadjective

Being, coming, or placed after all others; final

the last game of the season.

Finallyadjective

Of or constituting the end result of a succession or process; ultimate

an act with both an immediate and a final purpose.

Lastadjective

Being the only one left

his last nickel.as a last resort.

Finallyadverb

At the end or conclusion ; ultimately.

The contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered.

Lastadjective

Just past; most recent

last year.the last time I checked.

Finallyadverb

(sequence) To finish (with); lastly (in the present).

Finally, I washed my dog.

Lastadjective

Most up-to-date; newest

the last thing in swimwear.

Finallyadverb

(manner) Definitively, comprehensively.

The question of his long-term success has now been finally settled.

Lastadjective

Highest in extent or degree; utmost

to the last measure of human endurance.

Finallyadverb

after a long period of time or an especially long delay;

at length they arrived

Lastadjective

Most valid, authoritative, or conclusive

The arbiter will have the last say in resolving this dispute.

Finallyadverb

the item at the end;

last, I'll discuss family values

Lastadjective

Least likely or expected

the last person we would have suspected.

Finallyadverb

as the end result of a succession or process;

ultimately he had to give inat long last the winter was over

Lastadjective

The least desirable or suitable

the last man for the job.

Lastadjective

Being the latest possible

waited until the last second before boarding the train.

Lastadjective

Lowest in rank or importance

last prize.last place.

Lastadjective

Used as an intensive

Every last dollar was donated to charity.

Lastadjective

Of or relating to a terminal period or stage, as of life

the last days of the dinosaurs.

Lastadjective

Administered just before death

the last sacraments.

Lastadverb

After all others in chronology or sequence

arrived last.

Lastadverb

Most recently

a fashion last popular in the 1940s.

Lastadverb

At the end; finally

Add the butter last.

Lastnoun

One that is at the end or last

the last to be chosen.on every page but the last.

Lastnoun

The end

held out until the last.

Lastnoun

The final mention or appearance

haven't seen the last of our troubles.

Lastnoun

A block or form shaped like a human foot and used in making or repairing shoes.

Lastnoun

A unit of volume or weight varying for different commodities and in different districts, equal to about 80 bushels, 640 gallons, or 2 tons.

Lastverb

To continue in time; go on

The war lasted four years.

Lastverb

To continue; survive

The patient is not expected to last much longer.

Lastverb

To remain in good or usable condition

Produce lasts longer if it is refrigerated. I wanted a car that would last.

Lastverb

To continue in force or practice

wondered if the marriage would last.

Lastverb

To remain in adequate supply

Will our water last?.

Lastverb

To keep adequately supplied

left enough bread to last the family for the weekend.

Lastverb

To persist or endure for the entire length of; survive

hoped to last the season without injuring her leg again.

Lastverb

To mold or shape on a last.

Lastadjective

Final, ultimate, coming after all others of its kind.

“Eyes Wide Shut” was the last film to be directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Lastadjective

Most recent, latest, last so far.

The last time I saw him, he was married.I have received your note dated the 17th last, and am responding to say that...}}.

Lastadjective

Farthest of all from a given quality, character, or condition; most unlikely, or least preferable.

He is the last person to be accused of theft.The last person I want to meet is Helen.More rain is the last thing we need right now.

Lastadjective

Being the only one remaining of its class.

Japan is the last empire.

Lastadjective

Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.

Lastadjective

Lowest in rank or degree.

the last prize

Lastdeterminer

The (one) immediately before the present.

We went there last year.

Lastdeterminer

Closest to seven days (one week) ago.

It's Wednesday, and the party was last Tuesday; that is, not yesterday, but eight days ago.

Lastadverb

Most recently.

When we last met, he was based in Toronto.

Lastadverb

(sequence) after everything else; finally

I'll go last.last but not least

Lastverb

To perform, carry out.

Lastverb

(intransitive) To endure, continue over time.

Summer seems to last longer each year.They seem happy now, but that won't last long.

Lastverb

(intransitive) To hold out, continue undefeated or entire.

I don't know how much longer we can last without reinforcements.

Lastverb

To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last.

to last a boot

Lastnoun

A tool for shaping or preserving the shape of shoes.

Lastnoun

(obsolete) A burden; load; a cargo; freight.

Lastnoun

(obsolete) A measure of weight or quantity, varying in designation depending on the goods concerned.

Lastnoun

(obsolete) An old English (and Dutch) measure of the carrying capacity of a ship, equal to two tons.

Lastnoun

A load of some commodity with reference to its weight and commercial value.

Lastnoun

the temporal end; the concluding time;

the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bellthe market was up at the finishthey were playing better at the close of the season

Lastnoun

the last or lowest in an ordering or series;

he was the last to leavehe finished an inglorious last

Lastnoun

a person's dying act; the last thing a person can do;

he breathed his last

Lastnoun

the time at which life ends; continuing until dead;

she stayed until his deatha struggle to the last

Lastnoun

a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds

Lastnoun

a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels

Lastnoun

the concluding parts of an event or occurrence;

the end was excitingI had to miss the last of the movie

Lastnoun

holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes

Lastverb

persist or be long; in time;

The bad weather lasted for three days

Lastverb

continue to live; endure or last;

We went without water and food for 3 daysThese superstitions survive in the backwaters of AmericaThe racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents

Lastadjective

immediately past;

last Thursdaythe last chapter we read

Lastadjective

coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining;

the last time I saw Paristhe last day of the monthhad the last wordwaited until the last minutehe raised his voice in a last supreme callthe last game of the seasondown to his last nickelgoing from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the handsintermediate stages in a processintermediate stops on the routean intermediate level

Lastadjective

occurring at or forming an end or termination;

his concluding words came as a surprisethe final chapterthe last days of the dinosaursterminal leave

Lastadjective

conclusive in a process or progression;

the final answera last resortthe net result

Lastadjective

most unlikely or unsuitable;

the last person we would have suspectedthe last man they would have chosen for the job

Lastadjective

occurring at the time of death;

his last wordsthe last rites

Lastadjective

not to be altered or undone;

the judge's decision is finalthe arbiter will have the last say

Lastadjective

lowest in rank or importance;

last prizein last place

Lastadjective

highest in extent or degree;

to the last measure of human endurancewhether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually

Lastadjective

in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style;

wears only the latest stylethe last thing in swimwearknows the newest dancescutting-edge technologya with-it boutique

Lastadverb

more recently than any other time;

I saw him last in London

Lastadverb

the item at the end;

last, I'll discuss family values