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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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Lassina Zerbo:

    One would not anticipate that North Korea would go for new testing at a time when they are engaged in discussions with their brothers from the South, in the 21st century, they are the only country to have conducted a nuclear test explosion. In the 21st century, the world is too civilized for anyone to resume testing.

  2. Philippe Bianchi:

    If he were to have severe handicaps, we are convinced that is not at all what Jules would want, we talked about it. He told us that if one day he had an accident like Michael Schumacher's, even if his only handicap was not being able to drive, he would have a lot of difficulty living with it. Because it was his life.

  3. Mary Reinard:

    I would have felt embarrassed, i wouldn’t have been able to go to school for a week.

  4. Teri Shields:

    My mother would get drunk and say: ‘Why don’t you move your fat ass?’ So, I’ve always believed I had a fat ass.

  5. Siddharth Astir:

    If there were no mirrors .... we would always look down on ourselves

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