HyperDic: past

English > 6 senses of the word past:
NOUNtimepast, past times, yesteryearthe time that has elapsed
timepasta earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
communicationpast, past tensea verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
ADJECTIVEallpastearlier than the present time
allpast, preceding, retiringof a person who has held and relinquished a position or office
ADVERBallpast, byso as to pass a given point
past > pronunciation
Soundspae'st
Rhymesaghast ... vast: 42 rhymes with aest...
English > past: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningEarlier than the present time; no longer current.
Examples
  • "time past"
  • "his youth is past"
  • "this past Thursday"
  • "the past year"
Attribute oftimingThe time when something happens
Narrowerago, agonegone by
ancientbelonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
bygone, bypast, departed, foregone, goneWell in the past
chivalric, knightly, medievalcharacteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages
early, former, otherBelonging to the distant past
erstwhile, former, old, onetime, one-time, quondam, sometimebelonging to some prior time
former, late, previous(used especially of persons) of the immediate past
historic, historicalbelonging to the past
lastimmediately past
late, recentOf the immediate / immediate past or just previous to the present time
oldenlong past
otherrecently past
prehistoric, prehistoricalbelonging to or existing in times before recorded history
thenAt a specific prior time
ultimo, ultIn or of the month preceding the present one
See alsononcurrentnot current or belonging to the present time
nonmodernnot modern
oldOf long duration
outgoingLeaving a place or a position
Oppositefutureyet to be or coming
presenttemporal sense
Spanishpasado, último
Nounspastnessthe quality of being past
English > past: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf a person who has held and relinquished a position or office.
Synonymspreceding, retiring
BroaderoutgoingLeaving a place or a position
Spanishsaliente
English > past: 6 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe time that has elapsed.
Example"forget the past"
Synonymspast times, yesteryear
Narrowerauld langsyne, langsyne, old times, good old dayspast times remembered with nostalgia
bygone, water under the bridgePast events to be put aside
historyThe aggregate of past events
oldpast times (especially in the phrase 'in days of old')
time immemorial, time out of mindThe distant past beyond memory
yesterdayThe recent past
yoreTime long past
BroadertimeThe continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
Oppositefuture, hereafter, futurity, time to comeThe time yet to come
Spanishantaño, pasado, tiempo pasado
Catalanantany, passat, temps passat
English > past: 6 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningA earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret).
Example"reporters dug into the candidate's past"
Part oflifeThe period between birth and the present time
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Spanishpasado
Catalanpassat
English > past: 6 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past.
Synonympast tense
Narrowerpreterit, preteriteA term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense
BroadertenseA grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
Spanishpretérito, tiempo pasado
English > past: 6 senses > adverb 1
MeaningSo as to pass a given point.
Example"every hour a train goes past"
Synonymby
Spanishpor

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