[pey-ster] /ˈpeɪ stər/
a slip of paper gummed on the back, to be on or over something, as over a name on a ballot.
a person or thing that .
[past, pahst] /pæst, pɑst/
gone by or elapsed in time:
It was a bad time, but it’s all past now.
of, having existed in, or having occurred during a time previous to the present; bygone:
the past glories of the Incas.
gone by just before the present time; just passed:
during the past year.
six days past.
having formerly been or served as; previous; earlier:
three past presidents of the club.
Grammar. designating a tense, or other verb formation or construction, that refers to events or states in time gone by.
the time gone by:
He could remember events far back in the past.
the history of a person, nation, etc.:
our country’s glorious past.
what has existed or has happened at some earlier time:
Try to forget the past, now that your troubles are over.
the events, phenomena, conditions, etc., that characterized an earlier historical period:
That hat is something out of the past.
an earlier period of a person’s life, career, etc., that is thought to be of a shameful or embarrassing nature:
When he left prison, he put his past behind him.
so as to pass by or beyond; by:
The troops marched past.
beyond in time; later than; after:
past noon; half past six.
beyond in space or position; farther on than:
the house just past the church.
in a direction so as to pass by or go beyond:
We went past the house by mistake.
beyond in amount, number, etc.:
past the maximum age for enlisting in the army.
beyond the reach, scope, influence, or power of:
He is past hope of recovery.
completed, finished, and no longer in existence: past happiness
denoting or belonging to all or a segment of the time that has elapsed at the present moment: the past history of the world
denoting a specific unit of time that immediately precedes the present one: the past month
(prenominal) denoting a person who has held and relinquished an office or position; former: a past president
(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 (sense 4), perfect (sense 8)
the past, the period of time or a segment of it that has elapsed: forget the past
the history, experience, or background of a nation, person, etc: a soldier with a distinguished past
an earlier period of someone’s life, esp one that contains events kept secret or regarded as disreputable
at a specified or unspecified time before the present; ago: three years past
on or onwards: I greeted him but he just walked past
beyond in time: it’s past midnight
beyond in place or position: the library is past the church
moving beyond; in a direction that passes: he walked past me
beyond or above the reach, limit, or scope of: his foolishness is past comprehension
beyond or above in number or amount: to count past ten
(informal) past it, unable to perform the tasks one could do when one was younger
not put it past someone, to consider someone capable of (the action specified)
c.1300, “done with, over,” from past participle of passen “go by” (see pass (v.)). Past participle is recorded from 1798; past tense from 1813.
“times gone by,” 1580s, from past (adj.).
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noun 1. the inhibiting of fermentation by oxygen.