Business Dictionary :
Last : adjective & adverb : coming at the end of a series
Out of a queue of twenty people, I was served last.
This is our last board meeting before we move to our new offices.
We finished the last items in the order just two days before the promised delivery date.
= period of three months to the end of the financial year
: adjective & adverb
: most recent or most recently
Where is the last batch of orders?
The last ten orders were only for small quantities.
Last week = the week before this one
Last month = the month before this one
Last year = the year before this one
Last’s sales were the best we have ever had.
The sales managers have been asked to report on last month's drop in unit sales.
Last’s accounts have to be ready by the AGM.
The week before last = the week before the one before this
The month before last = the month before the one before this
The year before last = the year before the one before this
Last’s figures were bad. But they were an improvement on those of the year before last.
: to go on or to continue
The boom started in the 1970s and lasted until the early 1980s.
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The discussions over redundancies lasted all day.