Could meaning in English | Easy explanation | Indian dictionary

Could meaning in English: In this article, the meaning of the word ‘Could’ is explained in easy English with examples, along with its synonyms and antonyms.

Could’ pronunciation= kud

Could meaning in English

‘Could’ is the past tense of the word Can.

‘Could’ word indicates different actions, such as:

1. ‘Could’ is used to indicate a future possibility. For example:

▪ I could be right or wrong to marry her.

▪ She could be a better wife for him if he marry her.

2. Strong desire to do something. For example:

▪ He was so rude I wish I could slap him.

▪ I wish I could quit my job.

3. ‘Could’ is also used to indicate irritation or annoyance about something. For example:

▪ They could inform me before making a decision.

▪ She could not control her tears.

4. ‘Could’ is used to make a polite request or suggestion to someone. For example:

▪ Be careful, it could happen to you.

▪ Could you please help me?

Could- English meaning


The word ‘Could’ acts as a Verb (modal verb).

‘Could’ is the past tense of the word Can.

Sentences that can be formed using the word ‘Could’ are as follows.


▪ List two things you did recently that you could have done better.

▪ It could happen to you.

▪ I wish I could be there.

▪ I wish I could be there with you.

▪ I wish I could be a kid again.

▪ You could have done better than this.

▪ Life could be a dream.

▪ If I could fly.

▪ If you could be any animal, what would it be?

▪ If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

▪ If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

▪ You could be mine.

▪ Could I call you?

▪ Could I have a cup of tea?

▪ Could be us one day immortal.

▪ Could I be pregnant?

▪ Could it be I am falling in love?

▪ We could have been so good together.

▪ We could be friends.

▪ You could have told me.

▪ You could be my luck.

▪ You could be the king but watch the queen conquer.

▪ If only I could be running up that hill.

▪ Could be used for carrying water.

▪ So could you do that for me, please?

▪ Could you please help me?

▪ Could you please update the below email?

▪ Could you please download the template for me?

▪ Could you please look into it?

▪ Could you please share the details?

▪ Could you please check?

▪ Could have been me.

▪ Could you be loved?

▪ Couldn’t care less.

▪ Could not find the network.

▪ Could not initialize the class.

▪ Could not transfer artifacts.

▪ Could not connect to the google play store.

▪ Couldn’t agree more.

▪ Couldn’t place a call.


Synonyms of the word ‘Could’ are as follows.



Antonyms of the word ‘Could’ are as follows.

could not


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