cipher, zero, nought.
Origin: ahte, past tense of agan
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
awt, n. (same as Aught) a vulgar corr. of nought.—adv. (Scot.) Ought′lings, at all, in any degree.
awt, v.i. to be under obligation: to be proper or necessary.—n. Ought′ness, rightness. [A.S. áhte, pa.t. of ágan, to owe.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ought' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2070
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ought' in Written Corpus Frequency: #675
Rank popularity for the word 'ought' in Verbs Frequency: #339
The numerical value of ought in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of ought in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
If your treat an individual ... as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
Three things are necessary for the salvation of man to know what he ought to believe to know what he ought to desire and to know what he ought to do.
Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.
Our Democratic friends want to spend more on everything. We'd like to spend more on defense. And so there will be a sort of grand negotiation here in the fall between the two sides over just how big the discretionary budget of the United States government ought to be and how it ought to be spent.
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