Definition of Was:

1st and 3d pers. sing. ind. of to be.

part of speech: imperfect

The past tense of the verb to be; as, I was, thou wast or wert, he was; we, you, or they were. Sometimes used elliptically for there was. The forms of the subjunctive occur in such expressions as, if I were, or were I to go; if thou wert; wert thou; were they, etc.

part of speech: noun

The first and third persons singular, past tense, of the verb be.

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