Definition of ought

Definition of ought
  1. ought Verb Simple past of owe
  2. ought Verb Indicating duty or obligation.
  3. ought Verb Indicating advisability or prudence.
  4. ought Verb Indicating desirability.
  5. ought Verb Indicating likelihood or probability.
  6. ought Pronoun Alternative spelling of aught anything
  7. ought Adverb Alternative spelling of aught at all, to any degree.
  8. ought Noun A statement of what ought to be the case as contrasted to what is the case.
  9. ought Noun Alternative spelling of aught cipher, zero.
  10. owe Verb To be under an obligation to give something back to someone or to perform some action for someone.
  11. owe Verb To have debt, to be in debt.
  12. aught Pronoun anything
  13. aught Noun zero
  14. aught Noun The digit zero as the decade in years. For example, aught-nine for 1909 or 2009.
  15. aught Adverb At all, in any degree.
  16. aught Noun Property; possession
  17. aught Verb to own, possess
  18. aught Verb to owe, be obliged or obligated to
  19. aught Adjective possessed of
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