they'd
Date: 1599 they had ; they would

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • they'd — [ ðeıd ] short form 1. ) the usual way of saying or writing they would. This is not often used in formal writing: They said they d be happy to help. 2. ) the usual way of saying or writing they had when had is an AUXILIARY verb. This is not often …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • they'd — [ðeıd] 1.) the short form of they had ▪ If only they d been there. 2.) the short form of they would ▪ It s a pity my parents didn t come they d have enjoyed it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • they'd — (they had) v. verb used together with another verb to express past tense they d (they would) v. verb used together with another verb to express future tense …   English contemporary dictionary

  • they'd — [[t]ðeɪd[/t]] 1) They d is a spoken form of they had , especially when had is an auxiliary verb. They d both lived in this road all their lives. 2) They d is a spoken form of they would . He agreed that they d visit her after they stopped at Jan… …   English dictionary

  • they'd — UK [ðeɪd] / US short form 1) the usual way of saying or writing they would . This is not often used in formal writing They said they d be happy to help. 2) the usual way of saying or writing they had when had is an auxiliary verb. This is not… …   English dictionary

  • they'd — [ðeɪd] short form 1) the usual way of saying or writing ‘they would . This is not often used in formal writing They said they d be happy to help.[/ex] 2) the usual way of saying or writing ‘they had when ‘had is an AUXILIARY VERB. This is not… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • they'd — 1 the short form of they had : If only they d been there. 2 the short form of they would : It s a pity my parents didn t come, they d have enjoyed it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • they'd — [[t]ðeɪd[/t]] 1) contraction of they had[/ex] 2) contraction of they would[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • they'd — /ðeɪd/ (say dhayd) the contraction of: 1. they had. 2. they would …   Australian English dictionary

  • they'd — /dhayd/ 1. contraction of they had. 2. contraction of they would. Usage. See contraction. * * * …   Universalium

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