- the past tense, as he ate, he smoked.
- another verb formation or construction with past meaning.
- a form in the past tense.
Origin of past
Words nearby past
How to use past in a sentence
Tools built on machine learning can decode and learn from trends, suggest actions based on history and past experiences, and provide accurate analytics to help you develop strategies and take actions that yield.Five ways to use machine learning in digital marketing|Birbahadur Kathayat|February 12, 2021|Search Engine Watch
If your rankings changed in the past 24-hours or so, it might be related to this change.Google passage ranking now live in US English search results|Barry Schwartz|February 11, 2021|Search Engine Land
Perhaps the NFL can begin to address its segregated past by naming players who were kept out of the league because of their skin color, such as Kenny Washington, to the Hall of Fame.Kenny Washington’s time has come. NFL needs to recognize the man who broke the color barrier.|Fred Bowen|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
The institute provided “detailed descriptions of the center’s research both present and past on all projects involving bats and coronaviruses and more advanced projects,” Embarek said.WHO team in Wuhan dismisses lab leak theory, continues hunt for intermediary coronavirus host|Gerry Shih|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Even though his bus route took him past closed and boarded-up businesses every day, he finally recognized the magnitude of the loss that had been accumulating all around him.‘Oh, we’re still in this.’ The pandemic wall is here.|Maura Judkis|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
In their past calls for attacks on Western targets, AQAP has focused on putting bombs on planes, not revenge attacks.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the middle of all of that past suffering and present-day conflict, this Cosby bomb was dropped.
I gotta say—I think this past year was pretty bad for music.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Many of those who have become cops in New York seem to have ceased to address such minor offenses over the past few days.
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Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.
Within the past thirty years civilization has rapidly taken possession of this lovely region.Among the Sioux|R. J. Creswell
Without the former quality, knowledge of the past is uninstructive; without the latter, it is deceptive.
And I finished all with a brief historical account of affairs and events in England for about a hundred years past.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
Venice is a City of the Past, and wears her faded yet queenly robes more gracefully by night than by day.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
British Dictionary definitions for past
- a past tense
- a verb in a past tense
Word Origin for past
usage for past
Other Idioms and Phrases with past
In addition to the idioms beginning with past
- past master
- past one's prime
- live in (the past)
- not put something past someone