past is part of the Basic English 850.
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past is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
past

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Singular
past

Plural
pasts

  1. (uncountable) A time before now.
    In the past, many years ago, I was a good doctor.
    Stuff in the past is a lot different than it is now.
  2. (grammar) Past means the past tense.

Related wordsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Positive
past

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. done
    The harvest is past. It finished in October.

PrepositionEdit

Preposition
past

  1. by; beside
    I watched as he walked past the museum window from north to south.