the last/final word

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the last/final word

1 :the final thing said in an argument or a discussion
  • Your mother's decision is the final word on the matter.
  • Why do you always have to have the last word?
2 :the power to make a final decision
  • The judge will have the last word on the divorce agreement.
3 informal :the most modern or best one of its kind
  • This is the last word in wireless phones.
  • The van's design is the last word in safety.

Word by Word Definitions

last play
  1. : to continue in time

  2. : to remain fresh or unimpaired : endure

  3. : to manage to continue (as in a course of action)

  1. : a form (as of metal or plastic) which is shaped like the human foot and over which a shoe is shaped or repaired

  1. : to shape with a last

  1. : after all others : at the end

  2. : most lately

  3. : in conclusion

  1. : following all the rest

  2. : being the only remaining

  3. : belonging to the final stage (as of life)

  1. : something that is last

final play
  1. : not to be altered or undone

  2. : of or relating to a concluding court action or proceeding

  3. : coming at the end : being the last in a series, process, or progress

  1. : something that is final: such as

  2. : a deciding match, game, heat, or trial

  3. : the last examination in a course

word play
  1. : a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use

  2. : the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements

  3. : a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word

  1. : to express in words : phrase

  2. : speak


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