Meaning of PAST in English

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from ~ participle of passen to pass Date: 14th century 1. ago , just gone or elapsed , having existed or taken place in a period before the present ; bygone , of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense that is expressive of elapsed time and that in English is usually formed by internal vowel change (as in sang ) or by the addition of a suffix (as in laughed ), having served as a specified officer in an organization , II. preposition Date: 14th century 1. beyond the age for or of , after , 2. at the farther side of ; beyond , in a course or direction going close to and then beyond , more than, beyond the capacity, range, or sphere of , III. noun Date: 1520 1. time gone by, something that happened or was done in the ~ , 2. the ~ tense of a language, a verb form in the ~ tense, a ~ life, history, or course of action, ~less adjective IV. adverb Date: 1546 so as to reach and go beyond a point near at hand

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