Definition of past the hour
- Trains leave every hour at ten minutes past the hour.
: just gone or elapsed
: having existed or taken place in a period before the present : bygone
: beyond the age for or of
: at the farther side of : beyond
: time gone by
: something that happened or was done in the past
: the past tense of a language
: so as to reach and go beyond a point near at hand
: a time or office for daily liturgical devotion
: the 24th part of a day : 60 minutes
: the time of day reckoned in two 12-hour periods
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