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past

  

      adj  
1    completed, finished, and no longer in existence  
past happiness     
2    denoting or belonging to all or a segment of the time that has elapsed at the present moment  
the past history of the world     
3    denoting a specific unit of time that immediately precedes the present one  
the past month     
4    prenominal   denoting a person who has held and relinquished an office or position; former  
a past president     
5      (Grammar)   denoting any of various tenses of verbs that are used in describing actions, events, or states that have been begun or completed at the time of utterance  
   Compare       aorist       imperfect       4       perfect       8  
      n  
6    the past   the period of time or a segment of it that has elapsed  
forget the past     
7    the history, experience, or background of a nation, person, etc.  
a soldier with a distinguished past     
8    an earlier period of someone's life, esp. one that contains events kept secret or regarded as disreputable  
9      (Grammar)  
a    a past tense  
b    a verb in a past tense  
      adv  
10    at a specified or unspecified time before the present; ago  
three years past     
11    on or onwards  
I greeted him but he just walked past     
      prep  
12    beyond in time  
it's past midnight     
13    beyond in place or position  
the library is past the church     
14    moving beyond; in a direction that passes  
he walked past me     
15    beyond or above the reach, limit, or scope of  
his foolishness is past comprehension     
16    beyond or above in number or amount  
to count past ten     
17    past it  
Informal   unable to perform the tasks one could do when one was younger  
18    not put it past someone   to consider someone capable of (the action specified)  
     (C14: from passed, past participle of pass)  
The past participle of pass is sometimes wrongly spelt past: the time for recriminations has passed (not past)  


first-past-the-post  
      n   modifier   of or relating to a voting system in which a candidate may be elected by a simple majority rather than an absolute majority  
   Compare       proportional representation  
fly-past  
      n   a ceremonial flight of aircraft over a given area,   (Also called (esp. U.S.))    flyover  
march past  
      n   the marching of troops on parade past a person who is reviewing them  
past master  
      n  
1    a person with talent for, or experience in, a particular activity  
a past master of tact     
2    a person who has held the office of master in a Freemasons' lodge, guild, etc.  
past participle  
      n   a participial form of verbs used to modify a noun that is logically the object of a verb, also used in certain compound tenses and passive forms of the verb in English and other languages  
past perfect     (Grammar)  
      adj  
1    denoting a tense of verbs used in relating past events where the action had already occurred at the time of the action of a main verb that is itself in a past tense. In English this is a compound tense formed with had plus the past participle  
      n  
2   
a    the past perfect tense  
b    a verb in this tense  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
happening once a year
Ex.: My favorite annual event is Christmas because I eat my mother's great feast and get christmas presents from Santa Claus.
v.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
n.
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
n.
person born at the end of the 90s ; persons starting their teen life of the beginning of the years 2000
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