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Meaning of PAST

Pronunciation:  past

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
  2. [n]  the time that has elapsed; "forget the past"
  3. [n]  a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret); "reporters dug into the candidate's past"
  4. [adv]  so as to pass a given point; "every hour a train goes past"
  5. [adj]  earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
  6. [adj]  (grammar) a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that existed at some previous time; "past participle"

PAST is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: ago, agone, ancient, by, bygone, bypast, chivalric, departed, earlier, early(a), erstwhile(a), ex(a), foregone, former(a), gone, historic, historical, knightly, last(a), late(a), medieval, olden, once(a), onetime(a), other(a), past tense, past times, prehistoric, prehistorical, previous(a), quondam(a), recent, sometime(a), then(a), ult, ultimo, yesteryear, yore
 Antonyms: future, future, futurity, hereafter, present(a), time to come
 See Also: auld langsyne, bygone, history, langsyne, life, noncurrent, old, old, old times, outgoing, period, period of time, preterit, preterite, tense, the good old days, time, time immemorial, time out of mind, time period, water under the bridge, yesterday



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Past\, a. [From {Pass}, v.]
    Of or pertaining to a former time or state; neither present
    nor future; gone by; elapsed; ended; spent; as, past
    troubles; past offences. ``Past ages.'' --Milton.
    {Past master}. See under {Master}.
  2. \Past\, n.
    A former time or state; a state of things gone by. ``The
    past, at least, is secure.'' --D. Webster.
          The present is only intelligible in the light of the
          past, often a very remote past indeed.   --Trench.
  3. \Past\, prep.
    1. Beyond, in position, or degree; further than; beyond the
       reach or influence of. ``Who being past feeling.'' --Eph.
       iv. 19. ``Galled past endurance.'' --Macaulay.
             Until we be past thy borders.         --Num. xxi.
             Love, when once past government, is consequently
             past shame.                           --L'Estrange.
    2. Beyond, in time; after; as, past the hour.
             Is it not past two o'clock?           --Shak.
    3. Above; exceeding; more than. [R.]
             Not past three quarters of a mile.    --Shak.
             Bows not past three quarters of a yard long.
  4. \Past\, adv.
    By; beyond; as, he ran past.
          The alarum of drums swept past.          --Longfellow.
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