English adjective: past
|1.||past earlier than the present time; no longer current|
His youth is past.
This past Thursday.
The past year.
|Similar||ago, agone, ancient, bygone, bypast, chivalric, departed, early, erstwhile, foregone, former, former, former, gone, historic, historical, knightly, last, late, late, medieval, old, olden, one-time, onetime, other, other, prehistoric, prehistorical, previous, quondam, recent, sometime, then, ult, ultimo|
|See also||noncurrent, old, outgoing|
|2.||past of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office|
|Samples||A retiring member of the board.|
English noun: past
|1.||past (time) the time that has elapsed|
|Samples||Forget the past.|
|Synonyms||past times, yesteryear|
|Narrower (hyponym)||auld langsyne, bygone, good old days, history, langsyne, old, old times, time immemorial, time out of mind, water under the bridge, yesterday, yore|
|Antonyms||future, futurity, time to come, hereafter|
|2.||past (time) a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)|
|Samples||Reporters dug into the candidate's past.|
|Broader (hypernym)||period, period of time, time period|
|3.||past (communication) a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past|
|Narrower (hyponym)||preterit, preterite|
English adverb: past
|1.||past so as to pass a given point|
|Samples||Every hour a train goes past.|