Definition for wouldst (2 of 3)
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 wouldst (3 of 3)
- 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 wouldst
If I lay here dead, Wouldst thou miss any life in losing mine?Sonnets from the Portuguese|Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
In this moment of trial and persecution we pray that Thou wouldst be our defender, our counsellor, and our guide.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
Wouldst thou live if thou mightst in this fair world, O Pharamond?Poems By The Way & Love Is Enough|William Morris
Wouldst thou be good, then first believe that thou art evil.The Teaching of Epictetus|Epictetus
Or if thou wert to die this day, where wouldst thou be found, and about what exercises?A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
British Dictionary definitions for wouldst (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for wouldst (2 of 3)
verb past would (takes an infinitive without to or an implied infinitive)
Word Origin for will
British Dictionary definitions for wouldst (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 wouldst
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