Would Meaning and Definition

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Would meaning

Word: Would

How to pronounce: wʊd

Modal verb


1. Past of will, in various senses

Example sentences: "He said he would be away for a couple of days"

2. (expressing the conditional mood) indicating the consequence of an imagined event or situation.

Example sentences: "He would lose his job if he were identified"

3. Expressing a desire or inclination.

Example sentences: "I would love to work in Prague"

4. Expressing a polite request.

Example sentences: "Would you pour the wine, please?"

5. Expressing a conjecture, opinion, or hope.

Example sentences: "I guess some people would consider it brutal"

6. Used to make a comment about behavior that is typical.

Example sentences: "They would say that, wouldn't they?"

7. Expressing a wish or regret.

Example sentences: "Would that he had lived to finish it"



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Would in Other Languages...

Spanish: Gustar

German: Würde


Italian: Vuoi

Turkish: -erdi


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