What does would mean?

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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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    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. Derek Alexander:

    It is likelythat these were the settlements,although the massacre would have been 60 years before.

  2. President Obama:

    I would not advise people who feel strongly or are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign -- I wouldn't advise them to be silent.

  3. Elizabeth Hoff:

    We are moving towards a worse situation and some of the areas going back to being besieged. Here I would like to mention for example Deir al-Zor city, this is now government-controlled but being besieged, with a population of 150,000.

  4. Thomas Mann:

    I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something I don't know where I would be without it.

  5. Marcus Sachs:

    It would be great if there wasn't a shred of Huawei anywhere in the United States.

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