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
    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. Robert Graves:

    Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them.

  2. Samantha McGarry:

    It's about feeling beautiful, it's about having 'Me Time,' it's about all of that, spouses should probably steer clear in order to keep the peace.

  3. Pastor Juwle Nagbe:

    For them to antagonize her, to make her look like a bad person, sometimes makes me angry, somebody should give her the respect that she deserves.

  4. Portales Partners analyst Charles Peabody:

    They should have been beefing this thing up two years ago, but two years ago Brian Moynihan was still trying to stabilize the ship.

  5. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I'm a father of three children who have left Denmark and are living and have establishing families in Israel, they did not leave Denmark because they were afraid. They went to Israel because they wanted to live in Israel. And I want those people who come to Israel, they should come to Israel because they want to go, not because they're afraid to be in another European country.

Images & Illustrations of Should

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