What does Should mean?

Definitions for Shouldʃʊd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Should.


  1. should(Noun)

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

  2. should(Verb)

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

  3. should(Verb)

    Will likely (become or do something);

    You should be warm enough with that coat.

  4. should(Verb)

    A variant of would.

  5. Origin: 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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Papp:

    They should be OK.

  2. Donald Trump on Monday:

    I think they should.

  3. Randy Newkirk:

    He should be in jail.

  4. Syrian President Bashar Assad:

    We should be realistic.

  5. Al Franken:

    I think you should run.

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