What does Would mean?

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
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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. Henry Bromel:

    History is powerful stuff. One day your world is fine. The next day it's knocked for a metaphysical loop. Was Napoleon really at Waterloo Would that change what I had for breakfast

  2. United States:

    The ability of United States retailers to shift sourcing from China to other suppliers is limited and could take years to complete, even after possible changes in sourcing, the proposed tariffs would have a substantial negative impact on American consumers.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    If, in fact, Iran is willing to agree to double-digit years of keeping their program where it is right now and, in fact, rolling back elements of it that currently exist ... if we've got that, and we've got a way of verifying that, there's no other steps we can take that would give us such assurance that they don't have a nuclear weapon.

  4. Jim McDonnell:

    No doubt in my mind had Assistant Jesse Hernandez not done what Assistant Jesse Hernandez did, we would have had a real tragedy here, so we’re very proud of Assistant Jesse Hernandez.

  5. Heo Yoon:

    The auto sector may see the repeat of the patterns seen in the steel sector, i don't think the U.S. will exempt Korea from auto tariffs for free. That would come with a cost, whether it is a quota or something else.

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    actively or fully engaged or occupied
    • A. transparent
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    • C. busy
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