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. Brad Dacus:

    Singling out students for ridicule based on their moral or political beliefs is a Marxist tactic that should have no place in the United States of America.

  2. Joe Biden:

    The idea that this man stood up and he said what had to be said, got it out that ... his Navy personnel were in danger, the guy, he should have a commendation rather than be fired.

  3. Tom Goyda:

    Just asking about forbearance should not result in a forbearance being applied, we want customers who need assistance due to Covid-19 to be able to request and receive a payment suspension quickly and easily.

  4. Clarence Thomass:

    We should not continue to reflexively apply this policy-driven approach to the Constitution.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    What I don't like are the mass roundups and the raids that just pick people up and send them off in the middle of the night. And that should end.

Images & Illustrations of Should

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