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Meaning of WOULD

Pronunciation:  wûd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  expresses conditionality or possibility; "I would accept the offer if you upped the salary a bit"
 

WOULD is a 5 letter word that starts with W.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Would\, imp. of {Will}. [OE. & AS. wolde. See {Will}, v.
    t.]
    Commonly used as an auxiliary verb, either in the past tense
    or in the conditional or optative present. See 2d & 3d
    {Will}.
    
    Note: Would was formerly used also as the past participle of
          {Will}.
    
                Right as our Lord hath would.      --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Would\, n.
    See 2d {Weld}.
    
    
 

 

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