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[wohld] /woʊld/
noun
1.
weld2 .
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British Dictionary definitions for would's

would

/wʊd; unstressed wəd/
verb takes an infinitive without to or an implied infinitive
1.
used as an auxiliary to form the past tense or subjunctive mood of will1
2.
with you, he, she, it, they, or a noun as subject. used as an auxiliary to indicate willingness or desire in a polite manner: would you help me, please?
3.
used as an auxiliary to describe a past action as being accustomed or habitual: every day we would go for walks
4.
I wish: would that he were here
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Word Origin and History for would's

would

Old English wolde, past tense of willan "to will" (see will (v.)). Would-be (adj.) "wishing, pretending" is first recorded c.1300.

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