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Is could a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word could is a Scrabble US word. The word could is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

C3O1U1L1D2

Is could a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word could is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

C3O1U1L1D2

Is could a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word could is a Words With Friends word. The word could is worth 11 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Could

You can make 26 words from 'could' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

5 letters words from 'could'

CLOUD 8COULD 8

4 letters words from 'could'

CLOD 7CLOU 6
COLD 7DOCU 7
DOUC 7LOUD 5
LUDO 5OULD 5

3 letters words from 'could'

COD 6COL 5
CUD 6DOC 6
DOL 4DUO 4
LOD 4LOU 3
LUD 4OLD 4
OUD 4UDO 4

2 letters words from 'could'

DO 3LO 2
OD 3OU 2

All 5 letters words made out of could

could oculd cuold ucold oucld uocld colud oclud cloud lcoud olcud locud culod uclod cluod lcuod ulcod lucod oulcd uolcd olucd loucd ulocd luocd coudl ocudl cuodl ucodl oucdl uocdl codul ocdul cdoul dcoul odcul docul cudol ucdol cduol dcuol udcol ducol oudcl uodcl oducl doucl udocl duocl coldu ocldu clodu lcodu olcdu locdu codlu ocdlu cdolu dcolu odclu doclu cldou lcdou cdlou dclou ldcou dlcou oldcu lodcu odlcu dolcu ldocu dlocu culdo ucldo cludo lcudo ulcdo lucdo cudlo ucdlo cdulo dculo udclo duclo clduo lcduo cdluo dcluo ldcuo dlcuo uldco ludco udlco dulco lduco dluco ouldc uoldc oludc loudc ulodc luodc oudlc uodlc odulc doulc udolc duolc olduc loduc odluc doluc ldouc dlouc uldoc ludoc udloc duloc lduoc dluoc

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word could. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in could.

Definitions and meaning of could

could

Alternative forms

  • coud (obsolete)
  • cou’d (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English coude, couthe, cuthe, from Old English cūþe, past indicative and past subjunctive form of cunnan (to be able) (compare related cūþ, whence English couth). The 'l' was added in the early 16th century by analogy with should and would; this was probably helped by the tendency for 'l' to be lost in those words (and so not written, leading to shudd, wode, etc).

Pronunciation

  • (stressed) IPA(key): /kʊd/, [kʰʊd]
  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /kəd/, [kʰəd]
  • Rhymes: -ʊd

Verb

could

  1. simple past tense of can
    Before I was blind, I could see very well.
  2. conditional of can
    1. Used as a past subjunctive (contrary to fact).
      I think he could do it if he really wanted to.
      I wish I could fly!
    2. Used to politely ask for permission to do something.
    3. Used to politely ask for someone else to do something.
    4. Used to show the possibility that something might happen.
    5. Used to suggest something.

Usage notes

  • Some speakers and writers consider it wrong to use could to refer to permission. Such people favor replacing it with might, just as they favor replacing can with may when referring to permission.

Derived terms

  • could care less
  • could've
  • couldn't (negative form of could)
  • couldst (archaic second-person of could)

Related terms

  • can
  • should
  • would

Noun

could (plural coulds)

  1. Something that could happen, or could be the case, under different circumstances; a potentiality.

See also

  • Appendix:English modal verbs
  • Appendix:English tag questions

References

Anagrams

  • Cloud, cloud, culdo-

Source: wiktionary.org
  • CAN, to put in a cylindrical container.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)