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Definitions for WOULD
wʊd; unstressed wədWOULD

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Wiktionary

  1. wouldverb

    As a past-tense form of will.

  2. wouldverb

    As a modal verb.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Would

    of Will

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

  2. Wouldverb

    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. Wouldnoun

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. James Cawley:

    I never thought we would be able to pull it off, for me, it's about 'How do I maintain it? How do I keep it going?' I think a big piece of me would die if it were to go away.

  2. Alex Hamerstone:

    The US government has a duty to protect its information, and we can assume that this decision is based on careful consideration and evidence, some or much of which they have not made public, while I don't have insight into the dealings of the Russian government and Kaspersky, we've seen in the news over the last few years that US companies regularly cooperate with US intelligence agencies … why would we think that this isn't happening in other countries too?

  3. Suzanne Plunkett:

    I would've loved to talk to Mr. Cooper about that day. It would've been cathartic for me to talk with him and to reflect on what happened to us both in the years that followed.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    Most of us would get along well if we used the advice we give others.

  5. Fayez Seraj:

    If the international community provides assistance I do not think the Libyans would reject that, but within the rules and standards, and according to what Libyans want, direct intervention is unacceptable, and we have sent that message clearly.

Images & Illustrations of WOULD

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