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Noun: past  pãst
  1. The time that has elapsed
    "forget the past";
    - past times, yesteryear
     
  2. A earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
    "reporters dug into the candidate's past"
     
  3. A verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
    - past tense
Adjective: past  pãst
  1. Earlier than the present time; no longer current
    "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
     
  2. Of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office
    "a past member of the board";
    - preceding, retiring
Adverb: past  pãst
  1. So as to pass a given point
    "every hour a train goes past";
    - by
Preposition: past  pãst
  1. At a later time than
    "You'd better hurry up, it's past four o'clock";
    - gone [Brit]

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Derived forms: pasts

See also: ago, agone [archaic], ancient, bygone, bypast, chivalric, departed, early, erstwhile, foregone, former, gone, historic, historical, knightly, last, late, medieval, noncurrent, old, olden, onetime, one-time, other, outgoing, prehistoric, prehistorical, previous, quondam, recent, sometime, then, timing, ult, ultimo

Type of: period, period of time, tense, time, time period

Antonym: future, present

Part of: life

Encyclopedia: Past, Present and Future