What does Ought mean?

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Wiktionary

  1. ought(Noun)

    cipher, zero, nought.

    Etymology: ahte, past tense of agan

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ought

    awt, n. (same as Aught) a vulgar corr. of nought.—adv. (Scot.) Ought′lings, at all, in any degree.

  2. Ought

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Ought' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2070

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Ought' in Written Corpus Frequency: #675

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Ought' in Verbs Frequency: #339

How to pronounce Ought?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Ought in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ought in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ought in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Ought in a Sentence

  1. Saint Thomas Aquinas:

    Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in circumstances confronting him.

  2. Robert Jeffress:

    Methodist parishioners who believe the Bible is the word of God ought to demand that their denomination cut off any support to Duke, i think John Wesley would be turning over in his grave. This is certainly not the Methodism of John Wesley – a faith that was firmly founded on the Bible.

  3. Barack Obama:

    There are millions of Americans who today are not proud of what they believed yesterday about us, but we ought to make them proud of the fact they came on to the right side of history.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    We (Republicans) also ought to be for replacing it with something that costs less, that adheres to our values, that provides portability, that eliminates the employer mandate, the employee mandate, all of this mind-numbing subsidies that are totally wacky, shifts power back to states.

  5. Frank Moore Colby:

    Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance

Images & Illustrations of Ought

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