noun. ['ˈpæst'] the time that has elapsed.
- old times
- good old days
- auld langsyne
- time out of mind
- past times
- water under the bridge
Words that Rhyme with Past
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.
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
adjective. ['ˈpæst'] earlier than the present time; no longer current.
adverb. ['ˈpæst'] so as to pass a given point.
noun. ['ˈpæst'] a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret).
- time period
adjective. ['ˈpæst'] of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office.
noun. ['ˈpæst'] a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past.