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?

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    Karen
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    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. Larry Anders:

    I firmly believe that had he had better care, it would've been a different ending.

  2. Dirk Becker:

    Even if we take the adjusted net new money figure, then it would not be as good as Credit Suisse.

  3. Eric Trump:

    If Donald Trump Jr. took one-point-five dollars from China -- not $1.5 billion, Sean -- just one-point-five dollars,wed solve the fake news media problem because their heads would explode and there would be none of them left, it would be overif I did that for a no-show job for $83,000 a month in Ukraine.

  4. Barbara Carvalho:

    Those previous numbers cited were not of a full survey of Latinos but the result from the smaller subgroup that make up a survey of Americans. The margin of error was wide and the results should not be taken to conclude what would have been found among this very diverse group had we done a larger study of only Hispanic and Latino Americans.

  5. Gabelli Co analyst Kevin Kedra:

    As a doctor, you would like to have many potential tools at your disposal, the drug has shown good activity against a variety of tough-to-treat infections, and gives doctors another option, especially if their first choice runs into issues of resistance.

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