What does ought mean?

Definitions for ought
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Wiktionary

  1. ought(Noun)

    cipher, zero, nought.

    Etymology: ahte, past tense of agan

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ought

    awt, n. (same as Aught) a vulgar corr. of nought.—adv. (Scot.) Ought′lings, at all, in any degree.

  2. Ought

    awt, v.i. to be under obligation: to be proper or necessary.—n. Ought′ness, rightness. [A.S. áhte, pa.t. of ágan, to owe.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ought' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2070

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ought' in Written Corpus Frequency: #675

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ought' in Verbs Frequency: #339

How to pronounce ought?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ought in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ought in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ought in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Are you or have you been taking your life for granted. If yes then, you've got to think twice. For, you ought to appreciate your life the way it is presently, not the way you wished it should have been. Oh! yes, you should not take your life for granted. Lest you forget. The scripture says in (Hebrews 13:5). It says, be contented with whatever you have now no matter how small it seems to you. Note: appreciating God always for the little induces him to endow you with more and never less. -Emeasoba George

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A husband ought to apologize always first even when he is correct & should never expect his wife to accept her mistake ever. That’s how she and those men having the lust define the concept of the ‘WOMEN’s RESPECT’.

  3. E. M. Forster:

    Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due -- she reminds us too much of a prima donna.

  4. Josh Billings:

    Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are and doing things as they ought to be done.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    I do think it ought to be addressed, we believe it should be addressed in immigration legislation.

Images & Illustrations of ought

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