What does would mean?

Definitions for wouldwʊd; unstressed wəd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word would.


  1. would(Verb)

    As a past-tense form of will.

  2. would(Verb)

    As a modal verb.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Would

    of Will

  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

  3. Would(noun)

    see 2d Weld

  4. Origin: [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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chris Christie:

    You bet I would.

  2. Karen Handel:

    I would hope so.

  3. John Kerry:

    We would be fools.

  4. Bertrand Piccard:

    It would be stupid.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Who would say that?

Images & Illustrations of would

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