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Definition for: were

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
she they my #35: were are their one

Pronunciation

  • ( RP, stressed ): IPA: /wɜː/, SAMPA: /w3:/
  • ( GenAm, stressed ): IPA: /wɝ/, SAMPA: /w3`/
  • ( RP, unstressed ): IPA: /wə/, SAMPA: / w@/
  • ( GenAm, unstressed ): IPA: /wɚ/, SAMPA: /w@`/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)

Verb

were

  1. plural past indicative and second person singular past indicative of to be
  2. past subjunctive of to be

Translations

  • Dutch: was, zou zijn, ware
  • Esperanto: estis (1), estus (2)
  • Finnish: oli
  • Hungarian: voltak ( they were ) (1)
  • Indonesian: sedang
  • Italian: eri, eravamo, eravate, erano
  • Novial: did es (1), esed (1), vud es (2)
  • Swedish: var (1)
  • Danish: var
  • Latvian: bijām (1st pers.), bijāt (2nd pers.), būs (3rd pers.)
  • Russian: были (byli)

Noun

were

  1. archaic for man (human male), see werewolf, weregild, world.

Other Translations for "were"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codewere
Hex77 65 72 65
Pig Latinereway

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