Past

Definition of Past

Pronunciation: påst
a.1.Of or pertaining to a former time or state; neither present nor future; gone by; elapsed; ended; spent; as, past troubles; past offences.
Past master
See under Master.
n.1.A former time or state; a state of things gone by.
The present is only intelligible in the light of the past, often a very remote past indeed.
- Trench.
prep.1.Beyond, in position, or degree; further than; beyond the reach or influence of.
Until we be past thy borders.
- Num. xxi. 22.
Love, when once past government, is consequently past shame.
- L'Estrange.
2.Beyond, in time; after; as, past the hour.
Is it not past two o'clock?
- Shak.
3.Above; exceeding; more than.
Not past three quarters of a mile.
- Shak.
Bows not past three quarters of a yard long.
- Spenser.
adv.1.By; beyond; as, he ran past.
The alarum of drums swept past.
- Longfellow.

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