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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say ought in sign language?

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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. Jack Rivkin:

    That took a lot of people by surprise, and translating that through the markets, it ought to make you a lot more positive on the equity side.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    I don't think it's going to happen. I think we ought to focus just as I said on trying to forge consensus so we can move forward, the courts have decided traditional marriage still is a hugely important element of a just, loving society and we should respect people that have long-term loving relationships and allow people to act on their conscience.

  3. Bill Clinton:

    The Central Americans and the Caribbeans sound like a boys school argument. They ought to be thinking about making common cause and not pissing down each others' leg to see who has the biggest bananas.

  4. Matt Gaetz:

    If our service members have the courage to fight and die in these wars, Congress ought to have the courage to vote for or against them, im voting for this resolution.

  5. Jeff Flake:

    I have a chapter in there about some doctors that saved my father-in-law. They came from majority-Muslim countries that under the current travel ban, they probably wouldn't be here, so I think we ought to look as Republicans, I hope we are always welcoming of immigrants.

Images & Illustrations of ought

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