Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Emotion of desire; impulse; inclination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Emotion of desire; inclination; velleity.

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  • noun obsolete An emotion of desire; an inclination; velleity.

Etymologies

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would +‎ -ing

Examples

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  • "'...No, what I am afraid for is that wretched fished mizen. Mr Lamb is of the same opinion. How he regrets not having clapped on a double woulding while there was yet time!'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 385

    February 23, 2008