Meaning of PAST in English


Function: preposition

Date: 14th century

1 a : beyond the age for or of < past playing with dolls> b : AFTER <half past two>

2 a : at the farther side of : BEYOND b : in a course or direction going close to and then beyond <drove past the house>

3 obsolete : more than

4 : beyond the capacity, range, or sphere of < past belief>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.