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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOULD. shood. The preterit of shall, but now used as an auxiliary verb, either in the past time or conditional present. 'He should have paid the debt at the time the note became due.' Should here denotes past time. 'I should ride to town this day if the weather would permit.' Here should expresses present or future time conditionally. In the second and third persons, it denotes obligation or duty, as in the first example above.

1. I should go. When should in this person is uttered without emphasis, it declares simply that an event would take place, on some condition or under circumstances.

But when expressed with emphasis, should in this person denotes obligation, duty or determination.

2. Thou shouldst go.

You should Without emphasis, should, in the second person, is nearly equivalent to ought; you ought to go, it is your duty, you are bound to go. [See Shall.]

With emphasis, should expresses determination in th espeaker conditionally to compel the person to act. 'If I had the care of you, you should go, whether willing or not.'

3. He should go. should, in the third person, has the same force as in the second.

4. If I should, if you should, if he should, etc. denote a figure contingent event.

5. After should, the principal verb is sometimes omitted, without obscuring the sense.

So subjects love just kings, or so they should. Ktyden.

That is, so they should love them.

6. should be, ought to be; a proverbial phrase, conveying some censure, contempt or irony. Things are not as they should be.

The biys think their mother no better than they should be. Addison.

7. ' We think it strange that stones should fall from the aerial regions.' In this use, should implies that stones do fall. In all similar phrases, should implies the actual existence of the fact, without a condition of supposition.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The joint by which the arm of a human being or the fore leg of a quadruped is connected with the body; or in man, the projection formed by the bones called scapula or shoulder blades, which extend from the basis of the neck in a horizontal direction.

2. The upper joint of the fore leg of an animal cut for th emarket; as a shoulder of mutton.

3. Shoulders, in the plural, the upper part of the back.

Adown her shoulders fell her length of hair. Dryden.

4. Figuratively, support; sustaining power; or that which elevates and sustains.

For on thy shoulders do I build my seat. Shak.

5. Among artificers, something like the human shoulder; a horizontal or rectangular projection from the body of a thing.

SHOULDER, verb transitive

1. To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence.

Around her numberless the rabble flow'd,

Should'ring each other, crowding for a view. Rowe.

As they the earth would shoulder from her seat. Spenser.

2. To take upon the shoulder; as, to shoulder a basket.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOULDER-BELT, noun [shoulder and belt.] A belt that passes across the shoulder.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOULDER-BLADE, noun [shoulder and blade.] The bone of the shoulder, or blade bone, broad and triangular, covering the hind part of the ribs; called by anatomists scapula and omoplata.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOULDER-CLAPPER, noun [shoulder and clap.] One that claps another on the shoulder, or that uses great familiarity. [Not in use.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOULDER-KNOT, noun [shoulder and knot.] An ornamental knot of ribin or lace worn on the shoulder; an epaulet.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOULDER-SHOTTEN, adjective [shoulder and shot.] Strained in the shoulder, as a horse.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOULDER-SLIP, noun [shoulder and slip.] Dislocation of the shoulder or of the humerus.