Definition of we'd in English:

we'd

contraction

  • 1We had.

    ‘we'd already been on board’
    • ‘After we'd finished work on it, she and her manager asked me to meet them at a club.’
    • ‘We reminisced about productions we'd been involved in, good and bad, down the years.’
    • ‘If we don't have time to go and study and enjoy music we'd better not talk about it.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the bike was considerably over the budget that we'd been planning on.’
    • ‘If he wants some old-time religion, we'd better give him some - and you are doing your best.’
    • ‘Though we'd only just met, it felt like spending a lazy Saturday afternoon with an old friend.’
    • ‘And we'd only just sat down when the melodious tones of a male choir sweetly filled the air.’
    • ‘We'd seen a good man resign and we'd gone through a lengthy leadership contest.’
    • ‘It felt like ages since we'd all met up, and in fact, thinking back, it was the night of the four-hour journey.’
    • ‘Of course, if we'd lived there, we would never have met our drinking buddy neighbours here.’
    • ‘The fact is I lost all sense of time and did not know how long we'd been in the water.’
    • ‘The pleasure of buying a house there had turned into a draining and joyless slog and we'd had enough.’
    • ‘By this time we'd most of us repaired to the bar and were feeling pleased with ourselves and a bit triumphant.’
    • ‘Considering all the precautions we'd taken, this was something of a security lapse.’
    • ‘Coming back on the coach that night you would have thought we'd actually won the Cup!’
    • ‘We would both have to admit, we'd been checking his gums for signs of teeth more than three times a day.’
    • ‘We kept trying to cut it short saying we had to do this or that but he would just wait until we'd finished.’
    • ‘Pete took me out for a beer and we'd just got in a second when Nicholas arrived to advise us that the show was starting.’
    • ‘Before we'd even made our choices from the menu, it already felt better than the previous visit.’
    • ‘For our part, we got a lot of positive comments and came away feeling that we'd achieved something.’
    1. 1.1 We should or we would.
      ‘we'd like to make you an offer’
      • ‘Friday was movie night - we'd all pile into our bed with popcorn and watch a movie together.’
      • ‘Maybe we'd suddenly have more people suddenly clamouring to claim they were European.’
      • ‘Are there things we'd rather not know?’
      • ‘Our lads take it very seriously and we'd have loved to win but it wasn't to be.’
      • ‘Members of our group recently went down to the army recruitment centre to tell them we'd like to enlist.’
      • ‘We agreed we'd nip down to the big supermarket in Taunton today and get a new one.’
      • ‘Every time I went home to Argentina we'd meet and I saw him around Europe quite a bit, too.’
      • ‘Then we ambled along to the venue, to be sure we'd know where to find it, before grabbing something to eat.’
      • ‘If more people went to the opera, we'd come across as more emotionally mature.’
      • ‘Every now and then the tea light at our table would wink out from a draft and we'd have to relight it.’
      • ‘Anything that can help people in danger of losing their sight is something we'd take a great interest in.’
      • ‘When we got bored of that, we'd sit back down and shout at each other over the line.’
      • ‘All I will say about the latter is that we'd be best advised to keep our voices down on this one.’
      • ‘If you'd said that at the start of the season, we'd have snatched your hand off.’
      • ‘We never thought we'd say that about a depressive fat bloke in a dress, either.’
      • ‘This year however, we thought about what we'd like to do in the New Year as a family and as a couple.’
      • ‘Did we ever think we'd see the day we'd be lying on the beach in Hawaii sipping Martinis?’
      • ‘Just think how much work we'd all get done if it wasn't for personality tests.’
      • ‘And if it was a pork roast we'd get a huge slab of delicious crackling and a dollop of apple sauce.’
      • ‘But it was agreed that we'd split the bill and I had to pay the same as everyone else.’

Pronunciation

we'd

/wēd//wid/