Origin of paster
- gone by or elapsed in time: It was a bad time, but it's all past now.
- of, having existed in, or having occurred during a time previous to the present; bygone: the past glories of the Incas.
- gone by just before the present time; just passed: during the past year.
- ago: six days past.
- having formerly been or served as; previous; earlier: three past presidents of the club.
- Grammar. designating a tense, or other verb formation or construction, that refers to events or states in time gone by.
- the time gone by: He could remember events far back in the past.
- the history of a person, nation, etc.: our country's glorious past.
- what has existed or has happened at some earlier time: Try to forget the past, now that your troubles are over.
- the events, phenomena, conditions, etc., that characterized an earlier historical period: That hat is something out of the past.
- an earlier period of a person's life, career, etc., that is thought to be of a shameful or embarrassing nature: When he left prison, he put his past behind him.
- the past tense, as he ate, he smoked.
- another verb formation or construction with past meaning.
- a form in the past tense.
- so as to pass by or beyond; by: The troops marched past.
- beyond in time; later than; after: past noon; half past six.
- beyond in space or position; farther on than: the house just past the church.
- in a direction so as to pass by or go beyond: We went past the house by mistake.
- beyond in amount, number, etc.: past the maximum age for enlisting in the army.
- beyond the reach, scope, influence, or power of: He is past hope of recovery.
Origin of past
Related Words for pasterprior, completed, spent, former, previous, early, old, preceding, earlier, late, recent, history, anterior, antecedent, over, precedent, latter, ancient, bygone, yesteryear
Examples from the Web for paster
Contemporary Examples of paster
“Now, the more shoe companies there are, the less chance they have to be on the red carpet,” Paster says.Oscars 2011: Red-Carpet Shoe Wars
February 24, 2011
You can credit Paster and Bloch with starting the Great Stylist Wars of the 1990s.Battle of the Oscar Stylists
February 20, 2009
Historical Examples of paster
"I left 'em out in the paster, right where they fell," returned the old farmer.The Rover Boys at Colby Hall
Arthur M. Winfield
Heres a letter from my paster, maybe that will be satisfyin.
And then he wuz all rousted up about a hole down in our paster.Samantha at the World's Fair
Lige wuz to keep the cow, paster and feed her, and generally take keer on her fer the milk she giv.
You ought to seen the boys a-gittin' out of the paster; I would hav got out too, but I got stuck in the fence.
- completed, finished, and no longer in existencepast happiness
- denoting or belonging to all or a segment of the time that has elapsed at the present momentthe past history of the world
- denoting a specific unit of time that immediately precedes the present onethe past month
- (prenominal) denoting a person who has held and relinquished an office or position; formera past president
- grammar denoting any of various tenses of verbs that are used in describing actions, events, or states that have been begun or completed at the time of utteranceCompare aorist, imperfect (def. 4), perfect (def. 8)
- the past the period of time or a segment of it that has elapsedforget the past
- the history, experience, or background of a nation, person, etca soldier with a distinguished past
- an earlier period of someone's life, esp one that contains events kept secret or regarded as disreputable
- a past tense
- a verb in a past tense
- at a specified or unspecified time before the present; agothree years past
- on or onwardsI greeted him but he just walked past
- beyond in timeit's past midnight
- beyond in place or positionthe library is past the church
- moving beyond; in a direction that passeshe walked past me
- beyond or above the reach, limit, or scope ofhis foolishness is past comprehension
- beyond or above in number or amountto count past ten
- past it informal unable to perform the tasks one could do when one was younger
- not put it past someone to consider someone capable of (the action specified)
Word Origin for past
"times gone by," 1580s, from past (adj.).
c.1300, "done with, over," from past participle of passen "go by" (see pass (v.)). Past participle is recorded from 1798; past tense from 1813.
In addition to the idioms beginning with past
- past master
- past one's prime
- live in (the past)
- not put something past someone