Meaning of “he'd” in the English Dictionary

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"he'd" in British English

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he'd

uk /hiːd/ us /hiːd/

short form of he had:

He'd already spent all his money by the second day of the trip.

short form of he would:

He'd be able to do it, if anyone could.

More examples

  • I wish he'd stop bossing me around.
  • He took down my address and phone number and said he'd phone back.
  • When he got to the airport he found he'd forgotten his passport.
  • I wish he'd get a haircut.
  • Do you think he'd mind if I borrowed his book?

(Definition of “he'd” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"he’d" in American English

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he’d

us /hid, id/

contraction of he had or he would:

He’d (= He had) already spent all his money by the second day of the trip.
He’d (= He would) be able to do it if he would just try.

(Definition of “he’d” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)