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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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Lina Hidalgo:

    Given our very conservative air quality standards we are at a level where out of an abundance of caution there should be a shelter in place, this is a dynamic situation.

  2. Thomas Yoxall:

    No member of our law enforcement should have to be in that situation of fear and being alone with nobody responding.

  3. Yanis Varoufakis:

    Over July-August the finance ministry will have to borrow 6.7 billion euros from our partners in one way or the other to repay bonds from the SMP program, about 27 billion euros of those bonds are still left, which should be repaid in the next months or years. These bonds should be pushed back to the distant future. This is clear.

  4. Harold Jones:

    I think the city of North Charleston needs to change. Why should we be scared of the people who are supposed to protect us?

  5. Jeb Bush:

    It's a sign of weakness when you make fun of the disabled, what kind of man would do that? You do not want that man as president of the United States, I can promise you that. ... it's a sign of real weakness when you call John McCain or Leo Thorsness or anybody else that is a POW, who served this country in a way that should be admired, American heroes. Calling them losers? Donald Trump, you're the loser!

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