Pronunciation: påst
a.1.Of or pertaining to a former time or state; neither present nor future; gone by; elapsed; ended; spent; as, past troubles; past offences.
Past master
See under Master.
n.1.A former time or state; a state of things gone by.
prep.1.Beyond, in position, or degree; further than; beyond the reach or influence of.
Until we be past thy borders.
- Num. xxi. 22.
2.Beyond, in time; after; as, past the hour.
Is it not past two o'clock?
- Shak.
3.Above; exceeding; more than.
Not past three quarters of a mile.
- Shak.
Bows not past three quarters of a yard long.
- Spenser.
adv.1.By; beyond; as, he ran past.
The alarum of drums swept past.
- Longfellow.
Noun1.past - the time that has elapsed; "forget the past"
future, futurity, time to come, hereafter - the time yet to come
2.past - a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret); "reporters dug into the candidate's past"
3.past - a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
Synonyms: past tense
Adj.1.past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
future - yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him"
present - temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"
2.past - of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"
Synonyms: preceding, retiring
3.past - a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that existed at some previous time; "past participle"
Adv.1.past - so as to pass a given point; "every hour a train goes past"
Synonyms: by
above, above and beyond, across, after, ago, ancient, antecedent, anterior, antiquated, antique, antiquity, aorist, aoristic, background, before, behind, beyond, biography, blown over, by, bygone, bygone days, bypast, career, chronology, close by, continuity, dated, days beyond recall, days gone by, days of old, days of yore, dead, dead and buried, dead and gone, deceased, defunct, departed, disused, duration, durative, duree, early, elapsed, erstwhile, existence, expired, extinct, fore, foregoing, foretime, forgotten, former, former times, future perfect, gone glimmering, gone out, gone-by, has-been, heretofore, historical present, history, immemorial, imperfect, in excess of, irrecoverable, lang syne, lapsed, last, lastingness, late, later than, life, lifetime, nearby, no more, obsolete, old, old times, olden, olden times, on, once, onetime, out, out of style, out of use, outside, outworn, over and above, passe, passed, passed away, past perfect, perfect, perfective, period, pluperfect, point tense, precedent, prehistoric, present perfect, preterit, preteritive, previous, primeval, primitive, prior, progressive tense, psychological time, quondam, recent, run out, since, sometime, space, space-time, subsequent to, tense, term, the future, the past, the present, then, tide, time, timebinding, too deep for, vanished, while, whilom, without, wound up, yesterday, yesteryear, yore
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-- Past --
Past expression
past master
past participle
past perfect
past perfect tense
past progressive
past progressive tense
Past question
past tense
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