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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 past /ˈpæst/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Past adv. By; beyond; as, he ran past.
    The alarum of drums swept past.   --Longfellow.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Past a.  Of or pertaining to a former time or state; neither present nor future; gone by; elapsed; ended; spent; as, past troubles; past offences. Past ages.”
 Past master. See under Master.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Past, n. A former time or state; a state of things gone by. “The past, at least, is secure.”
    The present is only intelligible in the light of the past, often a very remote past indeed.   --Trench.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Past, prep.
 1. Beyond, in position, or degree; further than; beyond the reach or influence of. “Who being past feeling.” --Eph. iv. 19. “Galled past endurance.” --Macaulay.
    Until we be past thy borders.   --Num. xxi. 22.
    Love, when once past government, is consequently past shame.   --L'Estrange.
 2. Beyond, in time; after; as, past the hour.
    Is it not past two o'clock?   --Shak.
 3. Above; exceeding; more than. [R.]
    Not past three quarters of a mile.   --Shak.
    Bows not past three quarters of a yard long.   --Spenser.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time
             past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the
             past year" [ant: present(a), future]
      2: of a person who has held and relinquished a position or
         office; "a retiring member of the board" [syn: past(a),
         preceding(a), retiring(a)]
      3: a verb tense or other construction referring to events or
         states that existed at some previous time; "past
      n 1: the time that has elapsed; "forget the past" [syn: past
           times, yesteryear, yore] [ant: future]
      2: a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they
         have reason to keep secret); "reporters dug into the
         candidate's past"
      3: a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
         [syn: past tense]
      adv : so as to pass a given point; "every hour a train goes past"
            [syn: by]