Synonyms of past in English:

past


See definition of past

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 it

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


    SYNONYMS
    informal

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

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

    elderly, old, aged, senior, ancient, venerable

    decrepit, doddering, doddery, not long for this world

    informal

    over the hill, no spring chicken

    formal

    senescent