US: /ˈwʊd/
UK: /wˈʊd/

English Vietnamese dictionary

would /wud/
  • thời quá khứ của will

Advanced English dictionary

modal verb (short form 'd )
1 used as the past form of will when reporting what sb has said or thought: He said he would be here at eight o'clock (= He said:
'I will be there at 8 o'clock.'). + She asked if I would help. + They told me that they probably wouldn't come.

2 used for talking about the result of an event that you imagine: She'd look better with shorter hair. + If you went to see him, he would be delighted. + Hurry up! It would be a shame to miss the beginning of the play. + She'd be a fool to accept it (= if she accepted).
3 used for describing an action or event that would have happened if sth else had happened first: If I had seen the advertisement in time I would have applied for the job. + They would never have met if she hadn't gone to Emma's party.
4 so that / in order that sb/sth ~ used for saying why sb does sth: She burned the letters so that her husband would never read them.
5 wish (that) sb/sth ~ used for saying what you want to happen: I wish you'd be quiet for a minute.
6 used to show that sb/sth was not willing or refused to do sth: She wouldn't change it, even though she knew it was wrong. + My car wouldn't start this morning.
7 used to ask sb politely to do sth: Would you mind leaving us alone for a few minutes? + Would you open the door for me, please?
8 used in polite offers or invitations: Would you like a sandwich? + Would you have dinner with me on Friday?
9 ~ like, love, hate, prefer, etc. sth / (sb) to do sth
~ rather do sth/sb did sth used to say what you like, love, hate, etc: I'd love a coffee. + I'd be only too glad to help. + I'd hate you to think I was criticizing you. + I'd rather come with you. + I'd rather you came with us.
10 ~ imagine, say, think, etc. (that) ... used to give opinions that you are not certain about: I would imagine the job will take about two days. + I'd say he was about fifty.
11 (I would ...) used to give advice: I wouldn't have any more to drink, if I were you.
12 used for talking about things that often happened in the past
Synonym: USED TO
When my parents were away, my grandmother would take care of me. + He'd always be the first to offer to help.
13 (usually disapproving) used for talking about behaviour that you think is typical: 'She said it was your fault.' 'Well, she would say that, wouldn't she? She's never liked me.'
14 ~ that ... (literary) used to express a strong wish: Would that he had lived to see it. - MODAL, SHOULD

Thesaurus dictionary

1 desire, wish, longing, liking, inclination, disposition, drive, purposefulness, purpose, intent, intention, resolve, commitment, resolution, determination; will-power:
Where there's a will there's a way. Some believe that taking medication is against God's will. Marguerite seems to have lost the will to live.
2 choice, wishes, desire, inclination:
He was forced to submit against his will.
3 (last will and) testament, last wishes:
In accordance with his will, Josiah was buried at sea.
4 at will. as or when (one) pleases or wishes or thinks fit(ting), at (one's) desire or whim or pleasure or discretion:
If he brings his own car, then he can leave at will.
5 want, desire, wish, choose, see fit, make, compel, force, command, order, ordain, require:
When she willed him to appear, there was a flash of lightning and he was there.
6 leave, bequeath, devise, hand down or on, pass on, transfer; settle upon or on:
My great-uncle Philip willed me his collection of 19th-century theatre memorabilia.

Concise English dictionary

verb helping verb for use in a question, request or expression of desire (used to make the statement more polite)
+the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
+a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
+a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
+decree or ordain
+have in mind
+determine by choice
+leave or give by will after one's death