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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 at last
 最後,最終,終於

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Last a.
 1. Being after all the others, similarly classed or considered, in time, place, or order of succession; following all the rest; final; hindmost; farthest; as, the last year of a century; the last man in a line of soldiers; the last page in a book; his last chance.
    Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God.   --Neh. viii. 18.
    Fairest of stars, last in the train of night.   --Milton.
 2. Next before the present; as, I saw him last week.
 3. Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.
    Contending for principles of the last importance.   --R. Hall.
 4. Lowest in rank or degree; as, the a last place finish.
 5. Farthest of all from a given quality, character, or condition; most unlikely; having least fitness; as, he is the last person to be accused of theft.
 At last, at the end of a certain period; after delay. “The duke of Savoy felt that the time had at last arrived.” --Motley.
 At the last. [Prob. fr. AS. on lāste behind, following behind, fr. lāst race, track, footstep. See Last mold of the foot.] At the end; in the conclusion. [Obs.] “Gad, a troop shall overcome him; but he shall overcome at the last.” --Gen. xlix. 19.
 Last heir, the person to whom lands escheat for lack of an heir. [Eng.] --Abbott.
 On one's last legs, at, or near, the end of one's resources; hence, on the verge of failure or ruin, especially in a financial sense. [Colloq.]
 To breathe one's last, to die.
 To the last, to the end; till the conclusion.
    And blunder on in business to the last.   --Pope.
 Syn: -- At Last, At Length.
 Usage: These phrases both denote that some delayed end or result has been reached. At length implies that a long period was spent in so doing; as, after a voyage of more than three months, we at Length arrived safe. At last commonly implies that something has occurred (as interruptions, disappointments, etc.) which leads us to emphasize the idea of having reached the end; as, in spite of every obstacle, we have at last arrived.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 At prep.  Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a mark. It is less definite than in or on; at the house may be in or near the house. From this original import are derived all the various uses of at.  It expresses: -
 1. A relation of proximity to, or of presence in or on, something; as, at the door; at your shop; at home; at school; at hand; at sea and on land.
 2. The relation of some state or condition; as, at war; at peace; at ease; at your service; at fault; at liberty; at risk; at disadvantage.
 3. The relation of some employment or action; occupied with; as, at engraving; at husbandry; at play; at work; at meat (eating); except at puns.
 4. The relation of a point or position in a series, or of degree, rate, or value; as, with the thermometer at 80°; goods sold at a cheap price; a country estimated at 10,000 square miles; life is short at the longest.
 5. The relations of time, age, or order; as, at ten o'clock; at twenty-one; at once; at first.
 6. The relations of source, occasion, reason, consequence, or effect; as, at the sight; at this news; merry at anything; at this declaration; at his command; to demand, require, receive, deserve, endure at your hands.
 7. Relation of direction toward an object or end; as, look at it; to point at one; to aim at a mark; to throw, strike, shoot, wink, mock, laugh at any one.
 At all, At home, At large, At last, At length, At once, etc. See under All, Home, Large, Last (phrase and syn.), Length, Once, etc.
 At it, busily or actively engaged.
 At least. See Least and However.
 At one. See At one, in the Vocabulary.
 Syn: -- In, At.
 Usage: When reference to the interior of any place is made prominent in is used. It is used before the names of countries and cities (esp. large cities); as, we live in America, in New York, in the South. At is commonly employed before names of houses, institutions, villages, and small places; as, Milton was educated at Christ's College; money taken in at the Customhouse; I saw him at the jeweler's; we live at Beachville. At may be used before the name of a city when it is regarded as a mere point of locality. “An English king was crowned at Paris.” --Macaulay. “Jean Jacques Rousseau was born at Geneva, June, 28, 1712.” --J. Morley. In regard to time, we say at the hour, on the day, in the year; as, at 9 o'clock, on the morning of July 5th, in the year 1775.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 at last
      adv : as the end result of a succession or process; "ultimately he
            had to give in"; "at long last the winter was over"
            [syn: ultimately, finally, in the end, at long
            last]