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Wiktionary

  1. shouldnoun

    A statement of what should be the case as opposed to what is the case.

    Etymology: sceolde, preterite form of sculan.

  2. shouldverb

    Be obliged to; have an obligation to; ought to;

    Etymology: sceolde, preterite form of sculan.

  3. shouldverb

    Will likely (become or do something);

    You should be warm enough with that coat.

    Etymology: sceolde, preterite form of sculan.

  4. shouldverb

    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

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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. Massimo Di Odoardo:

    It's only coal-to-gas switching which can support prices this summer should oil prices continue to fall.

  2. Johannes Herber:

    Our members want the process to start as soon as possible, beyond that only those Russian athletes should compete in Tokyo who are proven to be clean and are not mentioned in any of the doping reports.

  3. Probaerb:

    A woman should be at own house only,not at the workplace.

  4. Joe Marelle:

    I would tell someone who’s battling cancer to write down the five to ten things that you look forward to doing with the rest of your life. In other words, your future should be the focus. For example, ‘I want to see my grandchildren,’ or ‘I want to take that trip.’ You’ve got to find something to look forward to that will give you strength. You want it to draw you like a magnet. If you don’t try to self-motivate yourself through positive thoughts, cancer will win because it’s not easily defeated.

  5. Norman R. Augustine:

    The weaker the data available upon which to base one's conclusion, the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give the data authenticity.

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