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meanings of past


  1. Beyond in place or quantity.
  2. Passing by, especially without stopping or being delayed.
  3. Any number of minutes after the last hour.
  4. No longer capable of.
  5. Having recovered or moved on from (a traumatic experience, etc.).


  1. Having already happened; in the past; finished.
  2. Of a period of time: having just gone by; previous.
  3. Following expressions of time to indicate how long ago something happened; ago.
  4. Of a tense, expressing action that has already happened or a previously-existing state.


  1. The period of time that has already happened, in contrast to the present and the future.
  2. The past tense.


  1. In a direction that passes.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of pass.

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