\wˈʊd], \wˈʊd], \w_ˈʊ_d]\
Definitions of WOULD
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By Noah Webster.
Of the auxiliary verb will; used, first, in indirect discourse to express simple futurity or determination from the standpoint of past time, according to the rule for the use of will in direct discourse; as, expressing simple futurity, I said he would go; he said he should go; expressing determination. he siad he would go; I said he should go; used, second, to express a wish ; as, I would I had acted differently; used, third, to express a usual or customary occurrence; as, last summer we would often take long walks; used, fourth, to express what is likely; as, that would make trouble.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By James Champlin Fernald
Of Will; used as an auxiliary verb in conditional forms of speech; as, "I would go, if I could;" wish or pray, particularly in the phrases, "would to God," "would God we had died in Egypt;" wish to do or to have, as, what wouldst thou I You would go, or he would go, denotes simply an event under a condition or supposition.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
Of will, wood; as a defective verb the present tense is the following-I will, thou wilt, he will; we, you, or they will; pt. I would, thou wouldst, he would; we, you, or they would; as a regular verb the present tense is the following-I will, thou willest, he wills or willeth; we, you, or they will; will is used as an interrogative, as, "will he do it?".
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.