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wʊd; unstressed wədwould

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  1. wouldverb

    As a past-tense form of will.

  2. wouldverb

    As a modal verb.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Would

    of Will

  2. Wouldverb

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

  3. Wouldnoun

    see 2d Weld

  4. 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.]

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  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

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  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. John Kennedy:

    I wish they would talk, but I think it's deeper than that, tell me that there was a time that Leader McConnell actually legislated, and Leader McConnell debated, and Leader McConnell offered amendments, and Leader McConnell considered -- sometimes reconsider -- Leader McConnell assumptions after hearing the arguments of people who disagree with Leader McConnell.

  2. P. G. Wodehouse:

    To my daughter Leonora without whose never failing sympathy and encouragement this book would have been completed in half the time.

  3. Ross Taylor:

    You would hide trades, say the profit was from something else, manipulate pricing to disguise where it came from, all so you didn't have to give up the idea to the boss.

  4. Andrei Kostin:

    The task to sell all of this is quite complicated and it is some sort of an illusion that there are some people who would buy right now, today, the economic situation is very difficult, the outlook also anything but simple, that's why the sale will definitely be transparent and honest. To find a buyer today is not easy.

  5. Union President William Sullivan:

    I would hope there would be some lessons learned. As law enforcement you're basically paramilitary and you're on duty 24/7. Your personal opinions shouldn't be in public aspects until retirement but for those 25 years you're in service you represent more than just your own opinion.

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