Past midnight; a quarter past two.
He waved as he walked past.
Our past troubles.
The past week.
A past chairman.
A woman with a past.
Five past four.
The house is a mile past the first stoplight. They walked past the memorial in silence.
A past president; a past inmate of a cell.
The child couldn't count past 20.
During the past year.
I watched him walk past.
An example of past is someone's ex-boyfriend.
An example of the past is yesterday.
His youth is past.
Past events; in years past.
- To judge that someone is not incapable of engaging in some specified action.