past definition

  • adjective:
    • No longer existing; gone by; over: His youth is past.
    • Having been around or took place an earlier time; bygone: previous events; in years past.
    • sooner than today's time; ago: 40 many years past.
    • simply gone by or elapsed: previously few days.
    • Having served previously in certain capacity, particularly the official one: a past president; a past inmate of a cell.
    • Grammar Of, regarding, or becoming a verb tight or develop always show an action or condition ahead of the time it's expressed.
    • Of or related to a former time or condition; neither current nor future; gone by; elapsed; concluded; invested
    • prior to when the current time; not current
    • of somebody who features held and relinquished a position or office
  • noun:
    • enough time before the present.
    • Previous background, job, experiences, and tasks: an elderly person with a distinguished last.
    • A former period of another person's life kept secret or thought to be shameful: a family group with a checkered past.
    • Grammar days gone by tense.
    • Grammar A verb kind in the past tight.
    • the time scale of time who has already occurred, in contrast to the current plus the future.
    • yesteryear tense.
    • A former time or condition; circumstances of things gone-by.
    • the full time which have preceded today's; a former or bygone time, or the events of the time; that an element of the history, life, or experiences of someone or thing which passed away: as, to your investment last; an unfortunate last.
    • a verb tight that expresses actions or says before
    • a earlier period in a person's life (especially one that they've reason maintain secret)
    • the full time that includes elapsed
  • adverb:
    • in order to go by or rise above: He waved while he walked last.
    • in a direction that passes
    • By; beyond.
    • in order to pass certain point
  • preposition:
    • Beyond in time; later than or after: previous midnight; a-quarter past two.
    • past constantly in place; farther than: your house is a mile beyond the very first stoplight. They moved through the memorial in silence.
    • Beyond the power, range, degree, or influence of: the thing is through the point of resolution.
    • Beyond in development or appropriateness: the little one is previous drinking from a bottle. You are past sucking your thumb, therefore don't do it.
    • Beyond the amount or quantity of: the kid couldn't count past 20. See Usage Note at pass.
    • beyond in place, amount or time
    • Beyond, in position, or degree; beyond; beyond the reach or impact of.
    • Beyond, in time; after.
    • preceding; surpassing; a lot more than.
  • others:
    • Gone by; belonging to a period before this; perhaps not present nor future: as, overdue: your past life.
    • therefore In the predicate, ago.
    • Spent; finished; accomplished; current no longer; more than and finished with.
    • that features completed a complete term and is today retired: as, a past (or passed) master in free-masonry. See master.
    • That suggests or notes past time: because, a past participle; the last tense.
    • Beyond.
    • Beyond in place; beyond; also, by and beyond: as, the home stands only a little after dark junction.
    • Beyond the reach of; at a place that precludes or makes (one thing) impossible or improbable; out from the reach, range, or impact of: as, past redemption; past all sense of shame; past comprehension.
    • Beyond in quantity or quantity; above; significantly more than; surpassing.
    • Beyond the pleasure of; more than and completed with.
    • By; so as to pass and exceed.

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