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    past - Dictionary definition and meaning for word past

    Definition
    (noun) the time that has elapsed
    Synonyms : past times , yesteryear
    Example Sentence
    • forget the past
    Definition
    (noun) a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
    Example Sentence
    • reporters dug into the candidate's past
    Definition
    (noun) a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
    Synonyms : past tense
    Definition
    (adj) earlier than the present time; no longer current
    Example Sentence
    • time past
    • his youth is past
    • this past Thursday
    • the past year
    Definition
    (adj) of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office
    Synonyms : preceding , retiring
    Example Sentence
    • a retiring member of the board
    Definition
    (adv) so as to pass a given point
    Synonyms : by
    Example Sentence
    • every hour a train goes past
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