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Definition of were

  1. past 2d singular, past plural, or past subjunctive of be



Origin of were

Middle English were (suppletive singular past subjunctive & 2d singular past indicative of been to be), weren (suppletive past plural of been), from Old English wǣre (singular past subjunctive & 2d singular past indicative of wesan to be), wǣron (past plural indicative of wesan), wǣren (past plural subjunctive of wesan) — more at was

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Definition of were for Students

  1. past second person sing, past pl, or past subjunctive of be




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