|a.||1.||Of or pertaining to a former time or state; neither present nor future; gone by; elapsed; ended; spent; as, past troubles; past offences.|
|n.||1.||A former time or state; a state of things gone by.|
|prep.||1.||Beyond, in position, or degree; further than; beyond the reach or influence of.|
|2.||Beyond, in time; after; as, past the hour.|
Is it not past two o'clock?
|3.||Above; exceeding; more than.|
|adv.||1.||By; beyond; as, he ran past.|
|Noun||1.||past - the time that has elapsed; "forget the past"|
|2.||past - a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret); "reporters dug into the candidate's past"|
|3.||past - a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past|
Synonyms: past tense
|Adj.||1.||past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"|
future - yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him"
present - temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"
|2.||past - of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"|
|3.||past - a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that existed at some previous time; "past participle"|
|Adv.||1.||past - so as to pass a given point; "every hour a train goes past"|