Antonyms of noun past

1 of 3 senses of past

Sense 1
past, past times, yesteryear -- (the time that has elapsed; "forget the past")
       Antonym of future (Sense 1)
      => future, hereafter, futurity, time to come -- (the time yet to come)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun past

3 senses of past

Sense 1
past, past times, yesteryear -- (the time that has elapsed; "forget the past")
       => time -- (the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past)

Sense 2
past -- (a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret); "reporters dug into the candidate's past")
       => time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")

Sense 3
past, past tense -- (a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past)
       => tense -- (a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time)

Antonyms of adj past

2 senses of past

Sense 1
past (vs. present) (vs. future) -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")

present(prenominal) (vs. future) (vs. past) -- (temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations")
        => existing -- (presently existing; "the existing system")
        => immediate -- (of the present time and place; "the immediate revisions")
        => instant, inst -- (in or of the present month; "your letter of the 10th inst")
        => latter-day -- (belonging to the present or recent times; "the latter-day problems of our society")
future (vs. past) (vs. present) -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")
        => approaching, coming (prenominal), forthcoming, upcoming -- (of the relatively near future; "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions")
        => future day -- (yet to come; "a future-day Gibbon of Macaulay")
        => early -- (expected in the near future; "look for an early end to the negotiations")
        => emerging, rising -- (coming to maturity; "the rising generation")
        => in store (predicate) -- (in readiness; awaiting; "gave us a hint of the excitement that was in store for us")
        => proximo, prox -- (in or of the next month after the present; "scheduled for the 6th prox")

Sense 2
past (prenominal), preceding (prenominal), retiring (prenominal) -- (of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board")

INDIRECT (VIA outgoing) -> incoming -- (arriving at a place or position; "incoming class"; "incoming mail")

Similarity of adj past

2 senses of past

Sense 1
past (vs. present) (vs. future) -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")
       => ago, agone -- (gone by; or in the past; "two years ago"; "`agone' is an archaic word for `ago'")
       => ancient -- (belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire; "ancient history"; "ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians"; "ancient Greece")
       => bygone, bypast, departed, foregone, gone -- (well in the past; former; "bygone days"; "dreams of foregone times"; "sweet memories of gone summers"; "relics of a departed era")
       => chivalric, knightly, medieval -- (characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages; "chivalric rites"; "the knightly years")
       => early (prenominal), former (prenominal), other (prenominal) -- (belonging to the distant past; "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times")
       => erstwhile (prenominal), former (prenominal), old, onetime (prenominal), one-time (prenominal), quondam (prenominal), sometime (prenominal) -- (belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover")
       => former (prenominal), late (prenominal), previous (prenominal) -- ((used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House")
       => historic, historical -- (belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past; "historic victories"; "historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character")
       => last (prenominal) -- (immediately past; "last Thursday"; "the last chapter we read")
       => late (prenominal), recent -- (of the immediate past or just previous to the present time; "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal")
       => olden -- (long past; "olden days")
       => other (prenominal) -- (recently past; "the other evening")
       => prehistoric, prehistorical -- (belonging to or existing in times before recorded history; "prehistoric settlements"; "prehistoric peoples")
       => then (prenominal) -- (at a specific prior time; "the then president")
       => ultimo, ult -- (in or of the month preceding the present one; "your letter received on the 29th ult")
          Also See-> noncurrent#1; old#2; outgoing#1

Sense 2
past (prenominal), preceding (prenominal), retiring (prenominal) -- (of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board")
       => outgoing (vs. incoming) -- (leaving a place or a position; "an outgoing steamship")

Synonyms of adv past

1 sense of past

Sense 1
by, past -- (so as to pass a given point; "every hour a train goes past")

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