Definitions for PASTpæst, pɑst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gone by or elapsed in time:
The bad times are past now.
of, having existed in, or having occurred during a previous time; bygone:
gone by just before the present time; just passed:
the past year.
six days past.
having formerly been or served as; previous; earlier:
of, pertaining to, or being a verb tense or form referring to events or states in times gone by.
(n.)the time gone by:
far back in the past.
the history of a person, nation, etc.:
a glorious past.
what has existed or happened at some earlier time:
to learn from the past.
an earlier period of a person's life, career, etc., that is characterized by imprudent or immoral conduct.
the past tense. a form in the past tense, as looked or ate.
(adv.)so as to pass by or beyond; by:
The troops marched past.
(prep.)beyond in time; later than; after:
beyond in space or position; farther on than:
the house just past the church.
in a direction so as to pass by or go beyond:
We went past the house by mistake.
beyond in amount, number, etc.; over:
past the maximum age.
beyond the reach, scope, influence, or power of:
Origin of past:
1250–1300; ME; var. sp. of passed, ptp. of pass
past, past times, yesteryear(noun)
the time that has elapsed
"forget the past"
a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
"reporters dug into the candidate's past"
past, past tense(adj)
a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
earlier than the present time; no longer current
"time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
past(a), preceding(a), retiring(a)(adverb)
of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office
"a retiring member of the board"
so as to pass a given point
"every hour a train goes past"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
(of time) after, later than
10 past 3 in the morning; just past 7 o'clock
beyond a particular position
The drugstore is just past the parking lot.
beyond an amount or level, or beyond a limit
The water has risen and is now past a safe level.; It's way past your bedtime kids.
The toaster is past it - we need a new one.
near and then to a position beyond
a truck driving past
the time before the present
In the past, many people disapproved of divorce.; In history we study the past.
in grammar, the form of a verb that shows an action that happened before the present time
Write three sentences in the past.
everything sb has previously done in their life
actions in her past that she was not proud of
recently gone by
The economy has slowed in the past few months.; She hasn't seemed very happy this past week.
having happened or existed in a time gone by
Past experience tells me she won't listen to my advice.; Past attempts to change things have all failed.
gone by in time
In years past, you could swim in the river.
The period of time that has already happened, in contrast to the present and the future.
The past tense.
in a direction that passes
I watched him walk past
Having already happened; in the past; finished.
Following expressions of time to indicate how long ago something happened; ago.
Of a period of time: having just gone by; previous.
during the past year
Of a tense, expressing action that has already happened or a previously-existing state.
beyond in place, quantity or time
of or pertaining to a former time or state; neither present nor future; gone by; elapsed; ended; spent; as, past troubles; past offences
a former time or state; a state of things gone by
beyond, in position, or degree; further than; beyond the reach or influence of
beyond, in time; after; as, past the hour
above; exceeding; more than
by; beyond; as, he ran past
The past is a term used to indicate the totality of events which occurred before a given point in time. The past is contrasted with and defined by the present and the future. The concept of the past is derived from the linear fashion in which human observers experience time, and is accessed through memory and recollection. In addition, human beings have recorded the past since the advent of written language. The past is the object of such fields as history, archaeology, archaeoastronomy, chronology, geology, historical geology, historical linguistics, law, ontology, paleontology, paleobotany, paleoethnobotany, palaeogeography, paleoclimatology, and cosmology.
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Rank popularity for the word 'PAST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #521
Rank popularity for the word 'PAST' in Nouns Frequency: #552
Rank popularity for the word 'PAST' in Adverbs Frequency: #285
Rank popularity for the word 'PAST' in Adjectives Frequency: #138
Translations for PAST
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the past year.
- الماضي، الأخيرArabic
- passadoPortuguese (BR)
- yang laluIndonesian
- passato, scorsoItalian
- praėjęs, ankstesnis, buvęs, paskutinisLithuanian
- pagājis; aizritējisLatvian
- siste, forrigeNorwegian
- تيره، ماضيPashto
- gången, förflutenSwedish
- 過去的Chinese (Trad.)
- quá khứVietnamese
- 过去的Chinese (Simp.)
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