auxiliary verb, present singular 1st person shall, 2nd shall or (Archaic) shalt, 3rd shall, present plural shall; past singular 1st person should, 2nd should or (Archaic) shouldst or shouldest, 3rd should, past plural should; imperative, infinitive, and participles lacking.
plan to, intend to, or expect to:
I shall go later.
will have to, is determined to, or definitely will:
You shall do it. He shall do it.
(in laws, directives, etc.) must; is or are obliged to:
The meetings of the council shall be public.
(used interrogatively in questions, often in invitations):
Shall we go?
verb (past) should takes an infinitive without to or an implied infinitive
esp with I or we as subject. used as an auxiliary to make the future tense: we shall see you tomorrow Compare will1 (sense 1)
with you, he, she, it, they, or a noun as subject
used as an auxiliary to indicate determination on the part of the speaker, as in issuing a threat: you shall pay for this!
used as an auxiliary to indicate compulsion, now esp in official documents: the Tenant shall return the keys to the Landlord
used as an auxiliary to indicate certainty or inevitability: our day shall come
(with any noun or pronoun as subject, esp in conditional clauses or clauses expressing doubt) used as an auxiliary to indicate nonspecific futurity: I don’t think I shall ever see her again, he doubts whether he shall be in tomorrow
noun 1. a light, twilled woolen fabric used chiefly for linings. noun 1. a light twill-weave woollen fabric used chiefly for coat linings, etc
noun 1. any of various vessels formerly used for sailing or rowing in shallow waters, especially a two-masted, gaff-rigged vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries. noun 1. a light boat used for rowing in shallow water 2. (formerly) a two-masted gaff-rigged vessel
noun 1. a plant, Allium cepa aggregatum (or A. ascalonicum), related to the onion, having a divided bulb used for flavoring in cookery. 2. the bulb of this plant. noun 1. Also called scallion. an alliaceous plant, Allium ascalonicum, cultivated for its edible bulb 2. the bulb of this plant, which divides into small sections […]
adjective, shallower, shallowest. 1. of little depth; not deep: shallow water. 2. lacking depth; superficial: a mind that is not narrow but shallow. 3. taking in a relatively small amount of air in each inhalation: shallow breathing. 4. Baseball. relatively close to home plate: The shortstop caught the pop fly in shallow left field. noun […]