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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Defense Christopher Miller:

    Historically, military responses to domestic protests have resulted in violations of Americans' civil rights, and even in the case of the Kent State protests of the Vietnam War, tragic deaths, in short, I fervently believe the military should not be utilized in such scenarios other than as a last resort and only when all other assets have been expended.

  2. Amy Brown:

    It should also be noted that if your baby has developmental difficulties or has had very slow weight gain, then you should talk to your health professional before starting solids as a baby-led approach might not be appropriate, what is of central importance is feeding your baby responsively; looking to them for signs of hunger and fullness, and not trying to get them to finish a portion if they do not want to. This applies whether you are spoon-feeding or letting babies self-feed, and indeed is important during milk feeding and for older children, too. Offer a range of tastes, varieties, and textures and let your baby eat as much as they need.

  3. Professor Gil Weinberg:

    We believe that if you augment humans with technology humans should be able to do much more, and we thought that music is a great medium to try that, music is something that is very timely, you really need to do things on the right millisecond. It's also very spatial, you need to go to the right places, so what better medium than to try the concept of a third arm that would augment you and allow you to do things that you couldn't before in music.

  4. Mehmet Gormez:

    Islam was a religion creating civilization throughout history. When educating Muslim children, clerics should reflect on the comparison between that and today's Koranic interpretations that incite violence.

  5. Simon Coveney:

    There aren't any medicines that are on any kind of risk list in terms of not being supplied after the end of March, but we will continue to monitor that very closely to make sure there is no delay in supply, pharmacists and people in general should not be stockpiling medicines because actually stockpiling in itself sometimes causes problems with supply.

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