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 participle of {Will}. [1913 Webster]

Right as our Lord hath would. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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