What does SHOULD mean?

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Wiktionary

  1. should(Noun)

    A statement of what should be the case as opposed to what is the case.

    Etymology: sceolde, preterite form of sculan.

  2. should(Verb)

    Be obliged to; have an obligation to; ought to;

    Etymology: sceolde, preterite form of sculan.

  3. should(Verb)

    Will likely (become or do something);

    You should be warm enough with that coat.

    Etymology: sceolde, preterite form of sculan.

  4. should(Verb)

    A variant of would.

    Etymology: sceolde, preterite form of sculan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Should

    of Shall

  2. Should

    used as an auxiliary verb, to express a conditional or contingent act or state, or as a supposition of an actual fact; also, to express moral obligation (see Shall); e. g.: they should have come last week; if I should go; I should think you could go

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Should

    shood, pa.t. of shall. [A.S. sceolde, pa.t. of sceal; cf. Shall.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SHOULD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #88

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SHOULD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #128

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SHOULD' in Verbs Frequency: #20

How to pronounce SHOULD?

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

How to say SHOULD in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SHOULD in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SHOULD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of SHOULD in a Sentence

  1. Omar Abdulaziz:

    [ Jamal ] believed that MBS is the issue, is the problem and he said this kid should be stopped.

  2. Joshua Schiffman:

    By all logical reasoning, elephants should be developing a tremendous amount of cancer, and in fact, should be extinct by now due to such a high risk for cancer, we think that making more p53 is nature's way of keeping this species alive.

  3. Eric Davis:

    That should give him enough money to be competitive in the four early states.

  4. Kirsten Gillibrand:

    There aren't two sets of rules for our friends and our foes : Right is right and wrong is wrong. Americans deserve to be respected by their leaders, and racism can not be excused in our government or anywhere else. Having seen the photo, I believe Governor Northam should resign.

  5. Kevin Cramer:

    Every time someone comes to meet with me, whether it's (Acting Defense Secretary) Shanahan, General Semonite, even with Donald Trump, they bring up Fisher Industries because they assume that's my thing, one of the things I've never done is said it should be Fisher.

Images & Illustrations of SHOULD

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