What does ought mean?

Definitions for ought
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Wiktionary

  1. ought(Noun)

    cipher, zero, nought.

  2. Origin: 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
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Donald Trump on Wednesday:

    She ought to prosecute herself.

  2. Margaret Chan:

    We ought to have reacted far earlier.

  3. John Wayne:

    A man ought to do what he thinks is right

  4. Proverb:

    No one ought to be judge in his own cause.

  5. John Kasich:

    I ought to be running in the Democrat primary.

Images & Illustrations of ought

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