Definition of 'would'
Example sentences containing 'would'
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They would also like to get rid of their steep staircase. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She has said that she would like to see annual binding votes on pay packages. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sometimes he would put down something he had already done simply for the pleasure of ticking it off. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We knew something would go wrong. The Sun (2016)She would know something about that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And it would do something else. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The income would flow back over 20 years and would be used to repay the loan. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I would use eBay to buy furniture. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I can't think of a single reason why you wouldn't use an online agent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The government won an agreement that only funds contributed by the eurozone countries would be used. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Figures like these would have sent the pound tumbling. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Was it a surprise that something like this would occur during the course of the credit crunch? Times, Sunday Times (2008)So which method would have been used? BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)They would do something similar on crime policy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And they claimed explosive devices which cannot be detected by security scans would be used. The Sun (2010)Does that sound like something you would enjoy? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Is there anything else you would like us to know that would help us be of service to you? Christianity Today (2000)The step up in trip was something we hoped would suit him and the feather weight also played its part. The Sun (2014)It looked like he would notch another treble against the Cherries here after his early brace. The Sun (2016)Yet only the most harsh would not concede something to the consistency with which they have clung to their cause for so long. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We have about 10,000 to spend and would consider something up to three years old. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If she wanted to do something, she would just wait until you let her do it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And the longer the suffering went on, the more likely it was that something would snap. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I would rather use alternative medicine than anything else. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I would really like to see him back. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I would like to see it totally carbon fibre. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They left the windmills alone - and told the villagers that the first person to use one would be killed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For years thereafter this incident would be used by critics as a reminder of what could happen if public employees were given the right to strike. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)I think we both realized at last that before long the lights of our accustomed world would have faded behind us. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)What exactly that better world would look like must be settled by future generations, when the possibilities and new problems become clearer. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)The company said that the additional information would be used along with existing 3D seismic data to look at possible opportunities in the field. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was no way I would continue like that. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'would'
Extremely Common. would is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'would'
British English: would /wʊd/ VERB
You use would to say that someone agreed to do something.
They said they would come to my party.
- American English: would
- Arabic: سَوْفَ
- Brazilian Portuguese: verbo usado para exprimir possibilidade
- Chinese: 将会做
- Croatian: željeti
- Czech: budebudoucí čas v minulosti
- Danish: ville
- Dutch: zou(den)
- European Spanish: verbo auxiliar de condicional
- Finnish: -isitul[isi]
- French: conditionnel
- German: würde
- Greek: θα
- Italian: auxiliary verb for conditional mood
- Japanese: ･･･するつもりだ
- Korean: ~할 것이다
- Norwegian: skal
- Polish: nie tłumaczy się na język polski; służy do tworzenia trybu warunkowego
- European Portuguese: pretérito de will
- Romanian: arse folosește pt. formarea cond. prez. [v. aux., pret. și cond. prez. de la will]
- Russian: согласиться
- Spanish: hacer en condicional
- Swedish: skulle
- Thai: อยากจะ
- Turkish: ecek, acak
- Ukrainian: допоміжне дієслово для утворення майбутнього в минулому
- Vietnamese: đồng ý sẽ
Definition of would from the Collins English Dictionary
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