Synonyms of past in English:

past


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adjective

1‘memories of times past’

SYNONYMS

gone by, over, over and done with, no more, gone, done, dead and buried, finished, ended, forgotten, bygone, former, old, of old, earlier, long-ago, ancient, defunct, extinct

literary of yore, olden, foregone

2‘the past few months’

SYNONYMS

last, recent, preceding, latter

3‘a past chairman of the society’

SYNONYMS

previous, former, prior, foregoing, late, erstwhile, as was, one-time, sometime, ex-

formal quondam

archaic whilom

ANTONYMS

present, future


noun

1‘she gave little away about her past’

SYNONYMS

history, background, life story, life, experience, career to date, biography


preposition

1‘she walked past the cafe’

SYNONYMS

in front of, by, beyond

2‘he's well past retirement age’

SYNONYMS

beyond, beyond the limits of, in excess of


adverb

1‘they averted their eyes and hurried past’

SYNONYMS

along, by, on


Phrases

    in the past

      ‘some of the shelters may have been habitation sites in the past’

      SYNONYMS

      formerly, previously, in days gone by, in times gone by, in years gone by, in bygone days, back in the day, in former times, in the old days, in the good old days, at one time, in days of old, in the olden days, in olden times

      before, hitherto, once, once upon a time, time was when, in auld lang syne, long ago, in antiquity

      literary

      in days of yore, of yore, in yesteryear

      past
    past it

      ‘I was told I was past it when I was 28’

      SYNONYMS

      past one's prime, not as young as one was, not as young as one used to be

      informal

      in one's dotage, long in the tooth, as old as the hills

      informal

      elderly, old, aged, senior, ancient, venerable

      informal

      decrepit, doddering, doddery, not long for this world

      informal

      over the hill, no spring chicken

      informal, formal

      senescent