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Past meaning

past - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that existed at some previous time; " past participle"
  2. 2. Of or pertaining to a former time or state; neither present nor future; gone by; elapsed; ended; spent; as, past troubles; past offences.
  3. 3. A former time or state; a state of things gone by.
  4. 4. Beyond, in position, or degree; further than; beyond the reach or influence of.
  5. 5. Beyond, in time; after; as, past the hour.
  6. 6. Above; exceeding; more than.
  7. 7. By; beyond; as, he ran past.
  8. 8. Gone by; ended.
  9. 9. Time gone by.

past - examples of usage

  1. But that time is past. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. But that's a thing of the past. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. The past was over. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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