What does Should mean?

Definitions for Should
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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
    Karen
    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. Frank Tibolt:

    We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    I'll ask him all about these documents and about what he intends to do about This FOIA request. He can't duck -- he can't duck This FOIA request. This FOIA request's his documents, he should say -- he should have said already he wants them released if he is an open, fair, wonderful man Supreme Court justice that he's trying to portray himself to be.

  3. Directors Guild:

    I don't think you should ever go back, (Various interests have) talked to us about a 'Cheers' reunion for years -- I don't want to do one.

  4. Mick Mulvaney:

    American Action Network should be spending their money to try and get those Democrats to change the votes, not beating up on Republicans in the House.

  5. Andy Beshear:

    Blackjewel failed to pay them for weeks of hard work and the way the company filed for bankruptcy prevents miners from accessing their 401ks, making it even harder for them to feed their families during this trying time, what this company is doing to them is wrong -- and I am doing everything I can through my office to help these families. Every Kentuckian should see their plight and support them.

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