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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
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Wang Shusheng:

    Next we would like to use wide-body aircraft to fly to destinations that exempt visa requirement for the Chinese.

  2. Markus Huber:

    It would be a good thing to see rates come off from low levels...If they stay continuously low it's not a good sign of a healthy economy.

  3. Alan Lin:

    Buzzy is strong and consistent, so between the three of us, I knew it was going to be a very competitive match, i was also thinking that I would be going up against two of the biggest personalities we’ve had on ‘Jeopardy!’ in the past few years. I didn’t want to be the boring one!

  4. United States:

    That would defeat the whole point of the asylum process designated by Congress.

  5. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    The investment teams at DoubleLine have deep experience managing non-dollar investments as well as foreign bonds. The question was not if but when we would offer our global bond strategy, with the dollar having rallied so sharply in recent years, non-dollar-denominated assets now have much greater value than at any time since the founding of DoubleLine.

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