A statement of what should be the case as opposed to what is the case.
Be obliged to; have an obligation to; ought to;
Will likely (become or do something);
You should be warm enough with that coat.
A variant of would.
Origin: sceolde, preterite form of sculan.
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
shood, pa.t. of shall. [A.S. sceolde, pa.t. of sceal; cf. Shall.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'should' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #88
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Rank popularity for the word 'should' in Written Corpus Frequency: #128
Rank popularity for the word 'should' in Verbs Frequency: #20
The numerical value of should in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of should in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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