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EN[pɑːst] [pæst] [-æst] [-ɑːst]
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Fpassé WPassé
  • Le passé est d'abord un concept lié au temps : il est constitué de l'ensemble des configurations successives du monde et s'oppose au futur sur une échelle des temps centrée sur le présent.
  • Le passé, et le temps en général, soulèvent des questions aporétiques complexes.
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    Definition of past in English Dictionary

  • NomPLpasts
    1. The period of time that has already happened, in contrast to the present and the future.
      1. a book about a time machine that can transport people back into the past
    2. (grammar) The past tense.
    3. AdjectifCOMmore pastSUPmost past
      1. Having already happened; in the past; finished.
        1. The highway to the East Coast which ran through the borough of Ebbfield had always been a main road and even now, despite the vast garages, the pylons and the gaily painted factory glasshouses which had sprung up beside it, there still remained an occasional trace of past cultures.
      2. (postmodifier) Following expressions of time to indicate how long ago something happened; ago.
        1. Of a period of time: having just gone by; previous.
          1. Sarkozy's total will be seen as a personal failure. It is the first time an outgoing president has failed to win a first-round vote in the past 50 years and makes it harder for Sarkozy to regain momentum.
        2. (grammar) Of a tense, expressing action that has already happened or a previously-existing state.
          1. past tense
      3. AdverbeCOMmore pastSUPmost past
        1. in a direction that passes.
          1. I watched him walk past
        2. Passing by, especially without stopping or being delayed.
          1. Ignore them, we'll play past them.
          2. Please don't drive past the fruit stand, I want to stop there.
      4. Préposition
        1. beyond in place, quantity or time.
          1. the room past mine
          2. count past twenty
          3. past midnight
      5. Plus d'exemples
        1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
          • I'm sure he's off having a wank for the third time in the past hour.
          • He got lucky in the past week with two different women.
          • An American circus-goer, gazing at the tattooed man in the sideshow, relives his own past of untold centuries back.
        2. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
          • Spreads on bond yields in a common currency today comove across emerging markets to a much higher degree than they did in the past.
          • This guy is right up on my tail, so I will slow down to let him past.
          • It'll be in the hidden compartment of my bag when I go through the line, so don't worry, I'll be able to smuggle it past.
      • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
        1. Adjectifs
          • Adverbes
            • Noms
              • Noms Dénombrable
              • Prépositions
              Liens Connexes:
              1. en pasture
              2. en pastoral
              3. fr pastoral
              4. en pastor
              5. en paste
              Source: Wiktionnaire

              Meaning of past for the defined word.

              Grammaticalement, ce mot "past" est un adjectif. C'est aussi un adverbe. C'est aussi un nom, plus spécifiquement, un noms dénombrable. C'est aussi un préposition.
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