What does the word Was mean?

Usage examples for Was

  1. Didn't they say he was a comin'? – The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  2. What was it he did say? – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  3. It was a tubble time. – Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 by Work Projects Administration