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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The final statement in a verbal argument.
  • n. A conclusive or authoritative statement or treatment: The report was considered to be the last word on the hazards of smoking.
  • n. Power or authority of ultimate decision: The treasurer has the last word in all financial matters.
  • n. Informal The newest or most fashionable example of its kind; the latest thing: a food processor that is the last word in kitchen equipment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The finest, highest, or ultimate representative of some class of objects.
  • n. Concluding remarks or comments
  • n. the final statement uttered by a person before death.
  • n. A final decision, or the right to make such a decision.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the final statement in a verbal argument
  • n. an authoritative statement
  • n. elegance by virtue of being fashionable

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