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adverbial noun, noun

English Meaning(s) for 過去

adverbial noun, noun
  1. the past; bygone days; the previous
  2. a past (i.e. a personal history one would prefer remained secret); one's past
  3. past (tense); preterit; preterite
  4. previous life

Definition and Synonyms for 過去

Past a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
Synonyms: 過去, 過去形
Past the time that has elapsed
Synonyms: , , 往代, 往年, 往日, 往昔, 往時, 従前, 従来, 既往, 旧時, , 昔年, 昔時, 来し方, 過去, 過ぎ来し方
History the aggregate of past events
Synonyms: ヒストリ, ストーリー, 前歴, , , 因縁, 履歴, 成り立ち, 成り立つ, 故事, 来歴, 来由, 歴史, 沿革, 物語, 由来, 由緒, 由縁, 病歴, 素性, 経緯, 謂れ, 謂れ因縁, 過去
Past a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
Synonyms: , 過去

Meanings for each kanji in 過去

overdo; exceed; go beyond; error Kanji Details »
gone; past; quit; leave; elapse; eliminate; divorce Kanji Details »

Categories 過去 is a member of

Time the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
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Tense a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
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Period an amount of time
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Past the time that has elapsed
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 過去

Sample Sentences for 過去

The secretary was asked to file past records.
The present perfect expresses the long span from past to present.
He referred to his past experience in his speech.
In times of crisis one should never idealise the past.
He was very close about his past.

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