Definition of Should

1. imp. 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.



Definition of Should

1. Verb. (auxiliary) (non-gloss definition Used to form the future tense of the subjunctive mood, usually in the first person.) ¹

2. Verb. (auxiliary) Be obliged to; have an obligation to; ought to; (non-gloss definition indicates that the subject of the sentence has some obligation to execute the sentence predicate.) ¹

3. Verb. (auxiliary) Will likely (become or do something); (non-gloss definition indicates that the subject of the sentence is likely to execute the sentence predicate.) ¹

4. Verb. (context: modern) A variant of would. ¹

5. Noun. A statement of what should be the case as opposed to what is the case. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Should

1. shall [v] - See also: shall

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Should

shotten
shottes
shottie
shotties
shotting
shottle
shottles
shotts
shotty
shou'd
shou'dn't
shou'dst
shough
shoughs
shoujo
should (current term)
should'st
should've
should of
shoulda
shoulde
shoulder
shoulder-blade
shoulder-girdle syndrome
shoulder-hand syndrome
shoulder-to-shoulder
shoulder angel
shoulder angels
shoulder arms
shoulder bag

Literary usage of Should

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"Chr. Thou talkest like one upon whose head is the shell beth his fellow them ? or to whom should he sell them ? In for unadvisedly all that country where he ..."

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