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Definition for: would

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
we who said #45: would been will no

Pronunciation

  • (strong form)
    • RP & GenAm: IPA: /wʊd/ , SAMPA: /wUd/
  • (weak form)
    • RP & GenAm: IPA: /wəd/, /əd/ , SAMPA: /w@d/, /@d/
    Rhymes: -ʊd

Homophones

Auxiliary verb

would

  1. Indicating in action or state that is conditional on another.
    We would be warmer if you hadn't opened the window!
    Bill said he would go if it didn't rain.
  2. Indicating a possible (but not definite) future action or state.
    We sat on the bench, wondering if the bus would be late this time.
  3. Indicating an action in the past that was planned or intended.
    The waiter said he would be right back.
  4. Indicating an action in the past that happened repeatedly or commonly.
    In the winters, we would sit by the hole on the frozen lake and fish for hours.
  5. Used to express a polite request.
    Would you please turn off the TV?

Usage notes

Would is used with the infinitive of verbs, without to :

"John said he would have fish for dinner."

Historically, would is the past tense of will .

Often contracted to 'd.

Synonyms

Translations

indicating in action or state that is conditional on another

indicating a possible (but not definite) future action or state

indicating an action in the past that was planned or intended

indicating an action in the past that happened repeatedly or commonly

used to express a polite request

Related terms

See also

Other Translations for "would"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codewould
Hex77 6f f5 6c e4
Pig Latinouldway

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