Used to express desire or intent: She said she would meet us at the corner. Used to express a wish: Would that we had gone with you! Used after a statement of desire, request, or advice: I wish you would stay. Used to make a polite request: Would you go with me? Used in the main clause of a conditional statement to express a possibility or likelihood: If I had enough money, I would buy a car. We would have gone to the beach, had the weather been good. See Usage Note at if. Used to express presumption or expectation: That would be Steve at the door. Used to indicate uncertainty: He would seem to be getting better. Used to express repeated or habitual action in the past: Every morning we would walk in the garden.