Meaning of “they'd” in the English Dictionary


"they'd" in English

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uk /ðeɪd/ us /ðeɪd/

short form of they had:

They'd had three bottles of wine and were very drunk.

short form of they would:

They'd love to see the film.

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

"they’d" in American English

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us /ðeɪd/

contraction of they had or they would:

They’d (= They would) come if you asked them to.
They’d (= They had) better be here on time.

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