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; dyer's rocket; dyer's weed; wild woad. It is used by dyers to give a yellow color. [Written also {woald}, {wold}, and {would}.] [1913 Webster]

2. Coloring matter or dye extracted from this plant. [1913 Webster]


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  • would — W1S1 [wud] modal v negative short form wouldn t ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(past intentions/expectations)¦ 2¦(imagined situations)¦ 3¦(past habits)¦ 4¦(requesting)¦ 5¦(offering/inviting)¦ 6¦(what somebody wants)¦ 7¦(past purpose)¦ 8 would not …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • would — [wood] v.aux. [ME wolde < OE, pt. of willan, to wish, WILL1] 1. pt. of WILL2 [she said she would be finished before six, in those days we would talk for hours on end] 2. used to express a supposition or condition [he would write if he knew you …   English World dictionary

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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? — «Would?» Sencillo de Alice in Chains del álbum Dirt Grabación Marzo Mayo 1992 Género(s) Grunge, heavy metal, metal alternativo Duración 3:27 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Would — may refer to: * English modal auxiliary verb#Would *Would?, a 1992 song by the grunge group Alice in Chains …   Wikipedia

  • would — ► MODAL VERB (3rd sing. present would) 1) past of WILL(Cf. ↑will), in various senses. 2) (expressing the conditional mood) indicating the consequence of an imagined event. 3) expressing a desire or inclination. 4) expressing a polite request. 5) …   English terms dictionary

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

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  • would — O.E. wolde, past tense of willan to will (see WILL (Cf. will) (v.)). Would be (adj.) wishing, pretending is first recorded c.1300 …   Etymology dictionary

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