vb (used with I, he, she, it, and with singular nouns)
1 the past tense (indicative mood) of →
2 Not standard a form of the subjunctive mood used in place of were, esp. in conditional sentences
if the film was to be with you, would you be able to process it?
(Old English wæs, from wesan to be; related to Old Frisian, Old High German was, Old Norse var)
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