Definitions of past

  1. so as to pass a given point; " every hour a train goes past"
  2. ( grammar) a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that existed at some previous time; " past participle"
  3. a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
  4. the time that has elapsed; " forget the past"
  5. a earlier period in someone's life ( especially one that they have reason to keep secret); " reporters dug into the candidate's past"
  6. earlier than the present time; no longer current; " time past"; " his youth is past"; " this past Thursday"; " the past year"
  7. of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; " a retiring member of the board"
  8. a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that existed at some previous time; " past participle"
  9. of Pass
  10. Of or pertaining to a former time or state; neither present nor future; gone by; elapsed; ended; spent; as, past troubles; past offences.
  11. A former time or state; a state of things gone by.
  12. Beyond, in position, or degree; further than; beyond the reach or influence of.
  13. Beyond, in time; after; as, past the hour.
  14. Above; exceeding; more than.
  15. By; beyond; as, he ran past.
  16. Having formerly been; gone by; last; completed; in grammar, referring to time gone by; as, the pasttense.
  17. The time gone by; previous life or history.
  18. By; beyond; as, he just walked past.
  19. Beyond in time; after; as, it is past his time; he is past cure.
  20. Pa. p. of PASS.
  21. Gone by: elapsed: ended: in time already passed.
  22. Farther than: out of reach of: no longer capable of.
  23. By.
  24. Gone by; ended.
  25. Time gone by.
  26. Past time.
  27. Belonging to time gone by.
  28. One's antecedents.
  29. So as to go by and beyond.
  30. Beyond; after; out of reach of.
  31. Not present; gone by; spent; ended; accomplished.
  32. Having lost; beyond; beyond in time.
  33. Gone by or beyond; not present nor future; ended; accomplished.
  34. Beyond; out of reach of.
  35. By, as the wind swept past; the past, time gone by.

Usage examples for past

  1. " What should I say about his past, Monsieur? – The Right of Way, Volume 3. by Gilbert Parker
  2. But the days of Richelieus and Mazarins are past. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  3. At ten o'clock, and not before, he would walk past her house. – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  4. We want the living present, and not the dead past. – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  5. He reached past her to open the door. – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  6. What is past is dead. – Arabian Wisdom by John Wortabet
  7. It was a little past five o'clock. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  8. She moved past him to the door. – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  9. I heard it go past last night. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  10. There was no way of getting past. – William Tell Told Again by P. G. Wodehouse
  11. " It's almost half- past now. – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour
  12. Some one he knew in his- in his past. – Hedda Gabler Play In Four Acts by Henrik Ibsen
  13. " I've been trying to get hold of Mantelish for the past hour. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  14. " About half- past nine o'clock, sir; but really- to- morrow night! – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  15. Daphne and he had been getting on anything but well for some time past. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  16. It has been for some time past. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  17. What did it matter, after all, what there was in her past? – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  18. Saw her go past in the hall. – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  19. I'm only sorry for thee, I can't forget the past. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  20. Brother, is your last hope past to mollifie Morecrafts heart about your Morgage? – The Scornful Lady by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher