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Meaning of SHOULD

Pronunciation:  shûd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  expresses an emotional, practical, or other reason for doing something; "You had better put on warm clothes"; "You should call your mother-in-law"; "The State ought to repair the bridges"
  2. [v]  be logically necessary
  3. [v]  be expected to; "Parties should be fun"

SHOULD is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: had better, must, need, ought



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Should\, imp. of {Shall}. [OE. sholde, shulde, scholde,
schulde, AS. scolde, sceolde. See {Shall}.]
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. ``You have done that you should be sorry
for.'' --Shak.

Syn: See {Ought}.