past
[pɑːst]
ADJECTIVE
  1. gone by in time and no longer existing.
    "the danger is now past"
    synonyms:
    gone by · over · over and done with · no more · gone · done ·
    dead and buried · finished · ended · forgotten · bygone · former · old · of old · earlier · long-ago · ancient · defunct · extinct · of yore · olden · foregone
    • belonging to a former time.
      "they made a study of the reasons why past attempts had failed" ·
      "he is a past chairman of the society"
      synonyms:
      previous · former · prior · foregoing · late · erstwhile · as was ·
      antonyms:
    • (of a specified period of time) occurring before and leading up to the time of speaking or writing.
      "the band has changed over the past twelve months"
      synonyms:
    • grammar
      (of a tense) expressing an action that has happened or a state that previously existed.
NOUN
the past (noun)
  1. (the past)
    the 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"
    synonyms:
    formerly · previously · in days/years/times gone by · in bygone days ·
    back in the day · in former times · in the (good) old days · at one time · in days of old · in the olden days · in olden times · before · hitherto · once · once upon a time · time was when · in auld lang syne · long ago · in antiquity · in days of yore · of yore · in yesteryear
    • the history of a person or place.
      "the monuments act as guidelines through the country's colourful past"
      synonyms:
      history · background · life story · life · experience · career to date ·
    • informal
      a part of a person's history that is considered to be shameful.
      "the heroine was a lady with a past"
  2. grammar
    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"
    synonyms:
    into and out of · to the other/far side of · from one side of … to the other ·
    from end to end of · between · past · by · down · along · across · by way of · via · throughout · around in · all over
    • in front of or from one side to the other of.
      "he began to drive slowly past the houses"
      synonyms:
  2. beyond in time; later than.
    "by this time it was past 3.30" ·
    "my watch said twenty past twelve"
    synonyms:
    beyond · beyond the limits of · in excess of
  3. no longer capable of.
    "he is past giving the best advice"
    • beyond the limits or scope of.
      "I was long past caring and immediately fell asleep on the bed"
ADVERB
  1. so as to pass from one side of something to the other.
    "a flotilla of glossy limousines swept past"
    synonyms:
    along · by · on
  2. used to indicate the lapse of time.
    "a week went past and nothing changed"
ORIGIN
Middle English: variant of passed, past participle of pass1.
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How to use past in a sentence?
he had such a talent for self-dramatization that I wouldn't have put it past him to have invented the whole story.
Japanese consumers have in the past been unreceptive to foreign interlopers in the cell phone market.
just when the ball is about to go past him, he leaps up and snags it in the webbing of his glove.
much has been written about andragogy in general education circles over the past fifty years.
he was taken into his father-in-law's firm and became a partner when the old man got past it.
he has been bald for the past twenty years, his shame concealed by a syrup of some opulence.
Peacock slammed a thunderbolt past Beeney and then the keeper was beaten by Kelly's header.
the main line graph in the dashboard shows daily traffic to our site over the past 30 days.
as a society we are more intolerant of certain types of violence than we were in the past.
attitudes which were in direct contrast to the confrontational perspectives of the past.
he lugged his carry-on bag and computer case past cringing passengers wary of being hit.
a fair tide can be carried well past Land's End before the stream sets to the north.
due to vandalization in the past, a security system has been installed in the house.
computer analyses have in the past produced a number of counter-intuitive results.
the majority of the citations are to work published during the past twenty years.
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How to say past in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)verlede
(ADJECTIVE)afgelope, vorige, laaste
(PREPOSITION)verby
Arabic (NOUN)الماضي, ماضي, ماضيه, السابق
(ADJECTIVE)الماضية, السابقة, المنصرم, سابقة
Bangla অতীত
Bosnian (Latin) prošlosti
Bulgarian (NOUN)миналото
(ADJECTIVE)минали, последните, изминалата, предишни
(PREPOSITION)покрай
Cantonese (Traditional) 過去
Catalan (NOUN)passat
(ADJECTIVE)passades, últims, darrers, anteriors
(PREPOSITION)més enllà, davant
Chinese Simplified 过去
Chinese Traditional 過去
Croatian (NOUN)prošlosti, prvenstvo
(ADJECTIVE)proteklih, prošlih, posljednjih, zadnjih, mimo
(PREPOSITION)pored
Czech (NOUN)minulosti
(ADJECTIVE)minulých, posledních, uplynulých, dřívější, předchozích
(PREPOSITION)kolem
Danish (NOUN)fortiden
(PREPOSITION)forbi
(ADJECTIVE)tidligere, sidste, forløbne, seneste, fortidens
Dutch (NOUN)verleden, vroeger
(ADJECTIVE)afgelopen, voorbije, vroegere, laatste, vorige
(PREPOSITION)voorbij, langs
Estonian (PREPOSITION)viimase
(NOUN)minevikus, varem
(ADJECTIVE)mineviku
Fijian sa oti
Filipino nakaraan
Finnish (NOUN)menneisyyden, aiemmin, aikaisemmin, entinen
(ADJECTIVE)viime, menneistä, kuluneen, aiempien, aikaisemmat
(PREPOSITION)ohi, menneet
French (NOUN)passé, au delà, autrefois
(ADJECTIVE)écoulée, dernière, antérieures, précédents, anciens, depuis
(PREPOSITION)devant
German (NOUN)Vergangenheit, früher
(ADJECTIVE)vergangenen, letzten, bisherigen
(PREPOSITION)vorbei, hinter
Greek (NOUN)παρελθόν, μπροστά
(ADJECTIVE)προηγούμενες, τελευταία, παρελθών, τους τελευταίους, περασμένη
Haitian Creole depi lontan
Hebrew (NOUN)העבר, בעבר, עבר, עברו, לעבר
(PREPOSITION)קודמים, מעבר, אחרי
(ADJECTIVE)מהעבר, האחרונות
Hindi (NOUN)अतीत, विगत
(ADJECTIVE)पिछले
Hmong Daw yav tag los
Hungarian (NOUN)múltban, régen, korábban
(ADJECTIVE)múlt, elmúlt, korábbi, utóbbi
Icelandic (NOUN)fortíð, liðin, áður, eldri
(ADJECTIVE)undanförnum, síðustu, fortνπ, fyrri
(PREPOSITION)framhjá
Indonesian (NOUN)masa lalu
(PREPOSITION)melewati
(ADJECTIVE)lalu, sebelumnya, dulu
Italian (NOUN)passato
(ADJECTIVE)passati, ultimi, precedenti, scorsa
(PREPOSITION)oltre
Japanese (ADJECTIVE)過去
(PREPOSITION)過ぎ
(NOUN)以前, 昔, 従来
Kiswahili (ADJECTIVE)iliyopita, uliopita, zilizopita, kipindi cha
(NOUN)zamani, nyuma, kale
Klingon qa' jIH
Korean (NOUN)과거, 과거로
(ADJECTIVE)지난, 이전
(PREPOSITION)지나서
Latvian (NOUN)pagātnē, agrāk, iepriekš, šim
(ADJECTIVE)pagātnes, pēdējo, iepriekšējo, pagājušajā
(PREPOSITION)garām, gar, pāri
Lithuanian (NOUN)praeityje, anksčiau, pastarieji
(ADJECTIVE)praeities, pastaruosius, paskutinius, praėjusių, ankstesnio, buvusios
Malagasy lasa
Malay (Latin) (PREPOSITION)melepasi
(ADJECTIVE)lepas, lampau, tempoh, selama, dahulu, sepanjang, terdahulu
Maltese (NOUN)passat, imgħoddi
(ADJECTIVE)passati, aħħar, preċedenti
Norwegian Bokmål fortiden
Persian (ADJECTIVE)گذشته
Polish (NOUN)przeszłości
(ADJECTIVE)ciągu ostatnich, miniony, przeszłych, ostatnie, ubiegłym, poprzednich, dotychczasowych, wcześniejszych
(PREPOSITION)obok
Portuguese (NOUN)passado
(ADJECTIVE)últimos, passados, anteriores
(PREPOSITION)passar, após, além, passou
Querétaro Otomi bi thogi
Romanian (NOUN)trecut
(ADJECTIVE)ultimii, trecute, anterioare
Russian (NOUN)прошлом, ранее
(ADJECTIVE)прошлых, последние, предыдущих
(PREPOSITION)мимо
Samoan ua tuanai
Serbian (Cyrillic) прошлост
Serbian (Latin) prošlost
Slovak (NOUN)minulosti
(ADJECTIVE)minulých, posledných, uplynulých, predchádzajúcich
(PREPOSITION)okolo
Slovenian (NOUN)preteklosti
(ADJECTIVE)zadnjih, preteklih, čez, prejšnjih
(PREPOSITION)mimo
Spanish (NOUN)pasado
(ADJECTIVE)últimos, anteriores
(PREPOSITION)más allá, pasando
Swedish (NOUN)förflutna, förr
(PREPOSITION)förbi
(ADJECTIVE)senaste, förgångna, tidigare, gångna
Tahitian tau i mairi
Tamil (ADJECTIVE)கடந்த
Telugu గతంలో
Thai (NOUN)อดีต
Tongan kuohili
Turkish (NOUN)geçmiş
(ADJECTIVE)Geçtiğimiz, geçmişteki, son, mazi, geçen
(PREPOSITION)geçi
Ukrainian (NOUN)минулому
(ADJECTIVE)минулих, останні
(PREPOSITION)повз, мимо
Urdu (NOUN)ماضی
(ADJECTIVE)گزشتہ, گذشتہ, پچھلے
Vietnamese (NOUN)quá khứ
(ADJECTIVE)trong quá khứ, qua, vòng
Welsh (NOUN)gorffennol
(ADJECTIVE)diwethaf, aeth heibio, blaenorol
(PREPOSITION)heibio
Yucatec Maya máano'
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