What does should mean?

Definitions for should
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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. The SSA:

    If you had worked in non-covered employment for a significant portion of your career, there should be a shared burden between the pension you receive from that period of your employment and from Social Security in providing your benefit.

  2. Yuval Steinitz:

    I do not think that this is the deepest kingdom of secrets, but it is certainly something that should not happen, which is unpleasant, we will now have to look and consider changing the encryption, certainly.

  3. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study but war and it organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands.

  4. John McDonnell:

    I'm disappointed ... I just think the government should have been willing to just do more: intervene, stabilize the situation and then allow a longer term plan to develop.

  5. Ralph Northam:

    This is a welcome ruling from the Supreme Court - it's like I've always said, voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around.

Images & Illustrations of should

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