Synonyms of past


1. past, past times, yesteryear, time

usage: the time that has elapsed; "forget the past"

2. past, time period, period of time, period

usage: a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret); "reporters dug into the candidate's past"

3. past, past tense, tense

usage: a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past


1. past (vs. present) (vs. future), ago, agone, ancient, bygone, bypast, departed, foregone, gone, chivalric, knightly, medieval, early(prenominal), former(prenominal), other(prenominal), erstwhile(prenominal), former(prenominal), old, onetime(prenominal), one-time(prenominal), quondam(prenominal), sometime(prenominal), former(prenominal), late(prenominal), previous(prenominal), historic, historical, last(prenominal), late(prenominal), recent, olden, other(prenominal), prehistoric, prehistorical, then(prenominal), ultimo, ult, noncurrent, old, outgoing

usage: earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"

2. past(prenominal), preceding(prenominal), retiring(prenominal), outgoing (vs. incoming)

usage: of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"


1. by, past

usage: so as to pass a given point; "every hour a train goes past"

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