Definitions of could:
  • verb:   simple past tense of can
  • verb:   Used as a past subjunctive (contrary to fact).
  • verb:   Used to politely ask for permission to do something.
  • verb:   Used to politely ask for someone else to do something.
  • verb:   Used to show the possibility that something might happen.
  • verb:   Used to suggest something.
  • noun:   Something that could happen, or could be the case, under different circumstances; a potentiality.

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