a necessary or essential thing
"seat belts are an absolute must"
grape juice before or during fermentation
mustiness, must, moldiness(adj)
the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy
"a book that is must reading"
to be obliged; to be necessitated; -- expressing either physical or moral necessity; as, a man must eat for nourishment; we must submit to the laws
to be morally required; to be necessary or essential to a certain quality, character, end, or result; as, he must reconsider the matter; he must have been insane
the expressed juice of the grape, or other fruit, before fermentation
to make musty; to become musty
Origin: [OE. moste, a pret. generally meaning, could, was free to, pres. mot, moot, AS. mste, pret. mt, pres.; akin to D. moetan to be obliged, OS. mtan to be free, to be obliged, OHG. muozan, G. mssen to be obliged, Sw. mste must, Goth. gamtan to have place, have room, to able; of unknown origin.]
Must is freshly pressed fruit juice that contains the skins, seeds, and stems of the fruit. The solid portion of the must is called pomace; it typically makes up 7%–23% of the total weight of the must. Making must is the first step in winemaking. Because of its high glucose content, typically between 10 and 15%, must is also used as a sweetener in a variety of cuisines. Unlike commercially sold grape juice, which is filtered and pasteurized, must is thick with particulate matter, opaque, and comes in various shades of brown and/or purple.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
must, v.i. to be obliged physically or morally. [A.S. mót, móste; Ger. müssen.]
must, n. wine pressed from the grape, but not fermented: potato-pulp prepared for fermentation. [A.S. must—L. mustus, new, fresh.]
must, n. an occasional state of dangerous frenzy in adult male elephants.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'must' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #112
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'must' in Written Corpus Frequency: #200
Rank popularity for the word 'must' in Verbs Frequency: #25
The numerical value of must in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of must in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Greece must respect European rules... be we must respect the Greek people's vote. There is a new policy and we must help Greece put this policy in place.
The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.
We must get rid of the militias, and weapons must be in the hands of the state, they want to bring down... the voice of every patriot. This is a message we must understand: to take a stand against the militias and the outlaws.
There must be a withdrawal, a ceasefire and an agreement on them both, the government (must) return gradually to perform its duties in infrastructure and services... it must return to Sanaa and to the big cities, that's essential.
Our economy will not prosper as long as it is monopolized (by the government). The economy must be rid of monopoly and see competition, it must be freed of insider speculation, be transparent, all people must be aware of the statistics. If we can bring transparency to our economy, we can fight corruption.
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Translations for must
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- لازم, يلزم, لابد, وجب, يجب, علي أن, يتحتمArabic
- му́сіць, паві́ненBelarusian
- deureCatalan, Valencian
- skulle, skalDanish
- Muss, Most, müssenGerman
- πρέπει, υποχρέωση, αναγκαιότητα, μούστοςGreek
- mosto, deber, necesarioSpanish
- must, moût, devoir, obligationFrench
- moatteWestern Frisian
- होना, चाहिए, पड़ना, होगाHindi
- dweHaitian Creole
- mosto, dovereItalian
- いけない, 駄目, ならないJapanese
- 해야 하다Korean
- servandus sum, debere, mustum, futurus sum, debeōLatin
- mostNorwegian Nynorsk
- krav, måtte, mustNorwegian
- dever, mostoPortuguese
- stuair, stuvair, stuer, stueirRomansh
- trebui, mustRomanian
- должны́, должна́, до́лжен, должно́Russian
- mošt, мо́рати, mórati, моштSerbo-Croatian
- måste, mustSwedish
- gerek olmak, koşul, olmazsa olmaz, lazım olmak, gereklilik, -meli, şart, zorunluluk, -malı, şıraTurkish
- пови́ний, му́ситиUkrainian
- پڑنا, چاہيےUrdu
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