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1. past

noun. ['ˈpæst'] the time that has elapsed.

Synonyms

  • yesterday
  • yore
  • old times
  • langsyne
  • good old days
  • history
  • old
  • bygone
  • yesteryear
  • auld langsyne
  • time out of mind
  • time
  • past times
  • water under the bridge

Antonyms

  • old
  • early
  • punctual
  • living

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Words that Rhyme with Past

  • lymphoblast
  • unsurpassed
  • contrast
  • precast
  • miscast
  • lambaste
  • surpassed
  • recast
  • outlast
  • harassed
  • grassed
  • glassed
  • classed
  • blast
  • amassed
  • aghast
  • vast
  • rast
  • passed
  • nast
  • mast
  • massed
  • last
  • kast
  • hast
  • gast
  • gassed
  • fast
  • caste
  • cast

Example sentences of the word past


1. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
A wireless driveway alarm is designed to sound off when a car rolls past a sensor on the driveway.

2. Adjective
Look at your workers' attendance reports for the past six months.

Quotes containing the word past


1. Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
- Charles Lindbergh

2. To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
- Lord Acton

3. Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
- Lewis B. Smedes

2. past

adjective. ['ˈpæst'] earlier than the present time; no longer current.

Synonyms

  • agone
  • one-time
  • sometime
  • quondam
  • outgoing
  • medieval
  • former
  • prehistoric
  • gone
  • ultimo
  • chivalric
  • previous
  • recent
  • late
  • then
  • departed
  • bypast
  • historic
  • ago
  • olden
  • ancient
  • knightly
  • prehistorical
  • timing
  • old
  • other
  • last
  • noncurrent
  • onetime
  • early
  • ult
  • foregone
  • bygone
  • historical

Antonyms

  • incoming
  • current
  • future
  • present

3. past

adverb. ['ˈpæst'] so as to pass a given point.

Antonyms

  • alive

4. past

noun. ['ˈpæst'] a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret).

Synonyms

  • life
  • period
  • time period

Antonyms

  • young
  • discourteous
  • lateness
  • unseasonableness

5. past

adjective. ['ˈpæst'] of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office.

Synonyms

  • outgoing
  • retiring

Antonyms

  • unsociable
  • modern
  • latter

6. past

noun. ['ˈpæst'] a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past.

Synonyms

  • preterite
  • preterit
  • tense

Antonyms

  • found
  • succeeding
  • middle
  • late
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