Meaning of PAST in English

I. adjective


Synonyms: preceding , antecedent, anterior, foregoing, former, precedent, previous, prior


Synonyms: former 2, bygone, erstwhile, late, old, once, onetime, quondam, sometime, whilom

Related Word: bypast, gone-by; late, previous

Antonyms: present

II. preposition


Synonyms: beyond 1, after, outside, without

Related Word: by

Antonyms: before


Synonyms: beyond 2, above

III. noun

former time

reminisced about the past

Synonyms: foretime, ||lang syne, yesterday, yesteryear, yore; compare present

Related Word: antiquity

Idioms: bygone days ( or times), days gone by, the good old days

Contrasted words: here and now; tomorrow

Antonyms: present; future

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