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Definitions for WOULD
wʊd; unstressed wədWOULD

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Wiktionary

  1. would(Verb)

    As a past-tense form of will.

  2. would(Verb)

    As a modal verb.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Would

    of Will

    Etymology: [OE. & AS. wolde. See Will, v. t.]

  2. Would(verb)

    commonly used as an auxiliary verb, either in the past tense or in the conditional or optative present. See 2d & 3d Will

    Etymology: [OE. & AS. wolde. See Will, v. t.]

  3. Would(noun)

    see 2d Weld

    Etymology: [OE. & AS. wolde. See Will, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Would

    wood, pa.t. of will.—adj. Would′-be, aspiring, trying, or merely professing to be.—n. a vain pretender. [A.S. wolde, pa.t. of willan.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WOULD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #43

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WOULD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #55

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WOULD' in Verbs Frequency: #6

How to pronounce WOULD?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say WOULD in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WOULD in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WOULD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of WOULD in a Sentence

  1. Sarah Jessica Parker:

    ( The #MeToo movement) would be rich territory for Sarah Jessica Parker to explore, carrie really talked mostly about sexual politics, and that is obviously a large part of #MeToo and Time's Up conversations. I'm sure she would have a lot to say, as would Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte.

  2. Kira Conard:

    For a man that would never meet me to give me basically a full ride to college, that's incredible. That doesn't happen.

  3. Bartlomiej Kubicki:

    If the project is cancelled this will be positive for both companies. What will happen to it? I think this will likely be changed into a gas-fuelled one, although this would mean a few years' delay.

  4. Roxanne Davis:

    The gap in the boards appears to be maybe eight inches, and Mary was certainly very frail, but it's hard for me to believe that a person could step on a board, and their entire body would go down a crack that is two inches wider than a dollar bill.

  5. Juan Carlos Cruz:

    I would like those bishops to get fired. Not to be taken to a golden retreat, not to be given another job, like the Vatican library. If they covered up abuse they don't deserve to be working as a bishop and running a diocese.

Images & Illustrations of WOULD

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