- wouk, herman,
- would rather,
- would that,
- wouldn't dream of
Origin of would1
Examples from the Web for woulded
The whole is bound by iron bands, and between the bands, by rope firmly “woulded” or turned round, and nailed tight.
verb (takes an infinitive without to or an implied infinitive)
Old English wolde, past tense of willan "to will" (see will (v.)). Would-be (adj.) "wishing, pretending" is first recorded c.1300.
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.