Definition of past

  1. past Noun The period of time that has already happened, in contrast to the present and the future.
  2. past Noun The past tense.
  3. past Adjective Having already happened; in the past; finished.
  4. past Adjective Following expressions of time to indicate how long ago something happened; ago.
  5. past Adjective Of a period of time: having just gone by; previous.
  6. past Adjective Of a tense, expressing action that has already happened or a previously-existing state.
  7. past Adverb in a direction that passes
  8. past Preposition beyond in place, quantity or time
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