Origin of would1
Definition for would (2 of 4)
Definition for would (3 of 4)
auxiliary verb, present singular 1st person will, 2nd will or (Archaic) wilt, 3rd will, present plural will; past singular 1st person would, 2nd would or (Archaic) wouldst, 3rd would, past plural would; past participle (Obsolete) wold or would; imperative, infinitive, and present participle lacking.
verb (used with or without object), present singular 1st person will, 2nd will or (Archaic) wilt, 3rd will, present plural will; past singular 1st person would, 2nd would or (Archaic) wouldst, 3rd would, past plural would; past participle (Obsolete) wold or would; imperative, infinitive, and present participle lacking.
Origin of will1
Definition for would (4 of 4)
- a legal declaration of a person's wishes as to the disposition of his or her property or estate after death, usually written and signed by the testator and attested by witnesses.
- the document containing such a declaration.
verb (used with object), willed, will·ing.
verb (used without object), willed, will·ing.
Origin of will2
SYNONYMS FOR will
Related formswill·er, noun
Examples from the Web for would
But on Thursday Boxer triggered a Golden State political earthquake, announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in 2016.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It would became one of the first great mysteries in the United States of America, as it was only then 23 years old.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Almost all of the network and cable news channels said that they would not be showing the cartoons either.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Why would “they” want to crush him just for attempting to buy something twenty years ago?
Have there been discussions with FX regarding an Archer movie, and how do you think that would play out?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The door below it was also open, and with the idea that I would surely find some one there, I walked on up the hall.In the Fog|Richard Harding Davis
Had Mike not been so assisted he would have been evicted, and there would have been no appeal from it.Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke
They would even come out and seat themselves on the point of a steep rock by the wayside.The Chinese Fairy Book|Various
We told the Moros that they would all have to work if the Americans should come.The Great White Tribe in Filipinia|Paul T. Gilbert
And he asked who would volunteer to follow two leaders in separate lines.The Later Cave-Men|Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
British Dictionary definitions for would (1 of 3)
verb (takes an infinitive without to or an implied infinitive)
British Dictionary definitions for would (2 of 3)
verb past would (takes an infinitive without to or an implied infinitive)
Word Origin for will
British Dictionary definitions for would (3 of 3)
- the declaration of a person's wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property after deathRelated adjective: testamentary
- a revocable instrument by which such wishes are expressed
verb (mainly tr; often takes a clause as object or an infinitive)
Derived Formswiller, noun
Word Origin for will
Idioms and Phrases with would (1 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with would
- would rather
- would that
- as luck would have it
- fly on the wall, would like to be a
Also see underwouldn't.
Idioms and Phrases with would (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with will
- will not hear of
- against one's will
- at will
- boys will be boys
- heads (will) roll
- murder will out
- of one's own accord (free will)
- shit will hit the fan
- that will do
- time will tell
- truth will out
- when the cat's away, mice will play
- where there's a will
- with a will
- with the best will in the world
- wonders will never cease