Definition for PAST

PAST, prep.

  1. Beyond in time. – Heb. xi.
  2. Having lost; not possessing; as, he was past sense of feeling.
  3. Beyond; out of reach of; as, he was past cure or help. Love, when once part government, is consequently past shame. – L'Estrange.
  4. Beyond; further than; as, past the boundary.
  5. Above; more than. The northern Irish Scots have bows not past three quarters of a yard long. – Spenser. [Not now used.]
  6. After; beyond in time. The company assembled at half past seven, that is, at half an hour after seven.

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