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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. Martin Brudermueller:

    We expect contracts to be honoured of course, should there be a new owner.

  2. St. Catherine of Sienna:

    If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze.

  3. Jay Melosh:

    So, the bottom line: If life should be found in the oceans of Europa or Enceladus, it is very likely that its indigenous rather than seeded from Earth, Mars or (especially) another solar system.

  4. Bernie Ecclestone:

    I don't think he should ever have stepped down, and I don't think he should have ever been challenged.

  5. Kurt Russell:

    Ive always been someone who felt we are court jesters. Thats what we do, as far as Im concerned, you should step away from saying anything so that you can still be seen by the audience in any character.

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