Definition for past

adjective as in preceding, done

noun as in time gone by

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Tools built on machine learning can decode and learn from trends, suggest actions based on history and past experiences, and provide accurate analytics to help you develop strategies and take actions that yield.

If your rankings changed in the past 24-hours or so, it might be related to this change.

Perhaps the NFL can begin to address its segregated past by naming players who were kept out of the league because of their skin color, such as Kenny Washington, to the Hall of Fame.

The institute provided “detailed descriptions of the center’s research both present and past on all projects involving bats and coronaviruses and more advanced projects,” Embarek said.

Even though his bus route took him past closed and boarded-up businesses every day, he finally recognized the magnitude of the loss that had been accumulating all around him.

In their past calls for attacks on Western targets, AQAP has focused on putting bombs on planes, not revenge attacks.

In the middle of all of that past suffering and present-day conflict, this Cosby bomb was dropped.

I gotta say—I think this past year was pretty bad for music.

Many of those who have become cops in New York seem to have ceased to address such minor offenses over the past few days.

RELATED: NYPD Salutes Murdered Officer Wenjian Liu (Photos) Police motorcycles rumbled past.

Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.

Within the past thirty years civilization has rapidly taken possession of this lovely region.

Without the former quality, knowledge of the past is uninstructive; without the latter, it is deceptive.

And I finished all with a brief historical account of affairs and events in England for about a hundred years past.

Venice is a City of the Past, and wears her faded yet queenly robes more gracefully by night than by day.


On this page you'll find 132 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to past, such as: completed, former, previous, prior, spent, and antecedent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.