Definition of past
What does the word past mean?
part of speech: preposition, adverb
Beyond in time or place, as stayed till p. two o\'clock, half p. three, old man p. seventy, ran p. the house; beyond the range or compass of, as p. endurance, bearing, praying for; (adv.) so as to pass by, as hastens p.
part of speech: adjective, noun
As p.p. or adj. in vbl senses of PASS, esp.: gone by in time, as his prime is p., our p. years; just gone by, as the p. month, for some time p.; (Gram.) expressing p. action or state, as p. tense, p. participle; p.-master, one who has been master in guild, freemason\'s lodge, &c., (also) thorough master (in, of, a subject). (N.) p. time, esp. the p.; what has happened in p. time, as cannot undo the p.; person\'s p. life or career, esp. one that will not bear inquiry, as a woman with a p.