Was is a past form of the word be.
An example of was is someone saying they were going to the park, but now they're not.
See was in Webster's New World College Dictionary
ME < OE wæs, 1st & 3d pers. sing. of wesan, to be < IE base *wes-, to dwell, stay > Sans vastū, house: not orig. connected with be
See was in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English wǽs; see wes-1 in Indo-European roots
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WAS computer definition
Also Mentioned In
Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986
Electronic Frontier Foundation
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