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  1. past
    IPA[past]
  2. adjective

    noun

    • 1. the time or a period of time before the moment of speaking or writing:

      she found it hard to make ends meet in the past the war-damaged church is preserved as a reminder of the past
    • 2. the history of a person, country, or institution:

      the monuments act as guidelines through the country's colorful past
    • 3. a part of a person's history that is considered to be shameful:

      the heroine was a lady with a past
    • 4. a past tense or form of a verb:

      a simple past of the first conjugation

    preposition

    • 1. to or on the further side of:

      he rode on past the crossroads
    • 2. in front of or from one side to the other of:

      he began to drive slowly past the houses
      Synonym : in front of, by, beyond
    • 3. beyond in time; later than:

      by this time it was past 3:30
      Synonym : beyond, beyond the limits of, in excess of
    • 4. no longer capable of:

      he is past giving the best advice
    • 5. beyond the scope of:

      my hair was past praying for

    adverb

    • 1. so as to pass from one side of something to the other:

      large angelfish swim slowly past
    • 2. used to indicate the lapse of time:

      a week went past and nothing changed
    • 3. used to indicate the lapse of time:

      a week went past and nothing changed
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: past, plural noun: pasts

    • adjective

      gone by in time and no longer existing:

      belonging to a former time:

    • noun

      the time before the moment of speaking or writing:

      the history of a person or place:

    • preposition

      to or on the further side of:

      in front of or from one side to the other of:

    • adjective

      (of a tense) denoting an action completed prior to some past point of time specified or implied, formed in English by had and the past participle, as in he had gone by then.
    • noun

      the past perfect tense.
    • noun

      a person who is particularly skilled at a specified activity or art:

      a person who has held the position of master in an organization.

    • touch fleetingly and in passing
    • noun

      a tense expressing an action that has happened or a state that previously existed:
    • thirty minutes after (a specified hour)
    • noun

      the form of a verb, typically ending in -ed in English, which is used in forming perfect and passive tenses and sometimes as an adjective, e.g. looked in have you looked?, lost in lost property.
    • adjective

      (of a tense) denoting an action completed prior to some past point of time specified or implied, formed in English by had and the past participle, as in he had gone by then; pluperfect.
    • noun

      the pluperfect tense.
    • noun

      a person who is particularly skilled at a specified activity or art:

      a person who has held the position of master in an organization:

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