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Synonyms for past
pæst, pɑstpast

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  1. past

    spent, gone by, elapsed, departed, late

    present, unspent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. past, past times, yesteryearnoun

    the time that has elapsed

    "forget the past"

    past times, yesteryear, past tense

    hereafter, futurity, time to come, future, instant, prox, rising, inst, immediate, early, in store(p), existing, incoming, coming(a), emerging, present(a), future day, proximo, forthcoming, latter-day, upcoming, approaching

  2. pastnoun

    a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)

    "reporters dug into the candidate's past"

    past times, yesteryear, past tense

    time to come, futurity, hereafter, future, existing, early, prox, present(a), future day, proximo, approaching, coming(a), emerging, latter-day, inst, in store(p), upcoming, rising, incoming, instant, forthcoming, immediate

  3. past, past tenseadjective

    a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past

    past times, yesteryear, past tense

    futurity, hereafter, future, time to come, present(a), incoming, future day, existing, forthcoming, inst, rising, approaching, early, prox, coming(a), latter-day, in store(p), instant, proximo, upcoming, immediate, emerging

  4. pastadjective

    earlier than the present time; no longer current

    "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"

    past(a), preceding(a), retiring(a)

    hereafter, futurity, future, time to come, forthcoming, emerging, early, prox, coming(a), latter-day, immediate, existing, inst, proximo, rising, approaching, in store(p), incoming, future day, present(a), instant, upcoming

  5. past(a), preceding(a), retiring(a)adverb

    of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

    "a retiring member of the board"

    futurity, hereafter, future, time to come, instant, emerging, incoming, upcoming, in store(p), early, inst, latter-day, immediate, rising, present(a), approaching, coming(a), existing, prox, forthcoming, proximo, future day

  6. by, pastadverb

    so as to pass a given point

    "every hour a train goes past"

    by, aside, away

    futurity, time to come, hereafter, future, early, upcoming, approaching, existing, forthcoming, proximo, future day, latter-day, incoming, prox, in store(p), inst, present(a), immediate, coming(a), emerging, rising, instant

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pastadjective

    spent, gone, ended, elapsed, gone by

  2. pastnoun

    past time, time gone by

  3. pastprep.

    beyond, out of the reach of

  4. pastprep.

    after (in time)

  5. pastadjective


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How to use past in a sentence?

  1. Kim Jong:

    For us, the past has been holding us back, and old practices and prejudices have been covering our eyes and ears, but we have been able to overcome everything to arrive here today.

  2. Leno Martinez:

    Not to give up on their friends, the times you all had. Not to forget the past. Yes, that was part of your history, but don’t forget your friends. Maybe make it a point at some time in your life to still get together.

  3. Janay Rice:

    For them to look past this situation, which I know is going to be hard, but at the end of the day, he's a football player, he's proven himself as a football player for seven years. There's never been a question of what he can do on the field.

  4. Abd Arrahem Kamoun:

    What we are living now is a repression of mosques that is worse than the past regime, at least Ben Ali never touched the mosques, Today it is harder to control the younger salafists after all the repression.

  5. Wingate University:

    Knowing that the stain of past transgressions can never be eliminated and that the debt to people of color can never be repaid, Wingate University officials do believe this deeply upsetting news can serve as an opportunity for reflection, reconciliation and growth.

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  • الماضي, ماضٍArabic
  • мінулаеBelarusian
  • миналоBulgarian
  • minulý, minulostCzech
  • Vergangenheit, Präteritum, vergangen, vorbeiGerman
  • παρελθών, τα περασμένα, πρότερος, παρελθόν, πρωτύτερος, περασμένος, πρώην, αόριστος, τέως, επέκεινα, πέρα, παρελθοντικόςGreek
  • preter, estintecoEsperanto
  • pretérito, pasadoSpanish
  • گذشتهPersian
  • mennyt, ohi, menneisyys, yli, viime, imperfekti, jälkeenFinnish
  • dernière, passé, passée, dernier, aprèsFrench
  • tar éis, i ndiaidh, caiteIrish
  • seach, an dèidh, seachadScottish Gaelic
  • עברHebrew
  • अतीतHindi
  • múlt, múlt időHungarian
  • passatoInterlingua
  • passatoItalian
  • 過去形, 過去, 過去時制Japanese
  • 과거형, 지나간, 이전의, 과거, 過去, 과거의Korean
  • ອາດີດLao
  • pagātne, pagājisLatvian
  • muaMāori
  • минатоMacedonian
  • passat, passataMaltese
  • ရှေးBurmese
  • verleden tijd, voorbije, verleden, voorbij, verder, vervlogene, afgelopenDutch
  • preteritum, forbi, bortenfor, fortidNorwegian
  • przeszłość, czas przeszłyPolish
  • passado, pretéritoPortuguese
  • trecut, trecutăRomanian
  • былое, мимо, прошлый, прошедшее время, прошлоеRussian
  • próšlo, prošlo vreme, прошлост, prošla, prošlost, prošliSerbo-Croatian
  • minulosťSlovak
  • preteklik, preteklostSlovene
  • förflutnaSwedish
  • గత, పూర్వం, భూతకాలము, గతించిన, గతకాలం, జరిగిన, వెనుక, పూర్వపు, గతం, పోయింది, జరిగిందిTelugu
  • อดีตThai
  • geçtiğimiz, geçmiş zaman, geçen, geçmiş, öncekiTurkish
  • минулеUkrainian
  • quá khứ, 過去Vietnamese

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