Part of speech: noun

Time gone by.

Part of speech: noun

Past time.

Part of speech: adjective

Belonging to time gone by.

Part of speech: noun

One's antecedents.

Part of speech: adverb

So as to go by and beyond.

Part of speech: preposition

Beyond; after; out of reach of.

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Usage examples "past":

  1. At half- past two our chance came. - "The New North", Agnes Deans Cameron.
  2. Well, what has happened is past. - "Bagh O Bahar, Or Tales of the Four Darweshes", Mir Amman of Dihli.
  3. We may say that he had known for some minutes past. - "Ralph the Heir", Anthony Trollope.