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  • Would — 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: Would was formerly used also as the past… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Would-be — a. Desiring or professing to be; vainly pretending to be; as, a would be poet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Would — Would, n. See 2d {Weld}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Would — Will Will, v. t. & auxiliary. [imp. {Would}. Indic. present, I will (Obs. I wol), thou wilt, he will (Obs. he wol); we, ye, they will.] [OE. willen, imp. wolde; akin to OS. willan, OFries. willa, D. willen, G. wollen, OHG. wollan, wellan, Icel. & …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • would — verb, past of will Etymology: Middle English wolde, from Old English; akin to Old High German wolta wished, desired Date: before 12th century 1. a. archaic wished, desired b. archaic wish for ; want c. (1) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • would-be — {adj.} Aspiring. * /The Broadway casting offices are always full of would be actors./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • would-be — {adj.} Aspiring. * /The Broadway casting offices are always full of would be actors./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • would — Weld Weld (w[e^]ld), n. [OE. welde; akin to Scot. wald, Prov. G. waude, G. wau, Dan. & Sw. vau, D. wouw.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) An herb ({Reseda luteola}) related to mignonette, growing in Europe, and to some extent in America; dyer s broom;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • would-be — adjective Date: 1647 desiring, intending, professing, or having the potential to be < a would be actor > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • would that — or[I would that] or[would God] or[would heaven] {literary} I wish that. Used at the beginning of a sentence expressing a wish; followed by a verb in the subjunctive; found mostly in poetry and older literature. * /Would that I could only drop… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • would that — or[I would that] or[would God] or[would heaven] {literary} I wish that. Used at the beginning of a sentence expressing a wish; followed by a verb in the subjunctive; found mostly in poetry and older literature. * /Would that I could only drop… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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