Nearby words

  1. mussolini, benito,
  2. mussorgsky,
  3. mussorgsky, modest petrovich,
  4. mussulman,
  5. mussy,
  6. must-,
  7. must-have,
  8. must-read,
  9. must-see,
  10. mustache

Origin of must

1
before 900; Middle English most(e), Old English mōste (past tense); cognate with German musste. See mote2

SYNONYMS FOR must
1. Must, ought, should express necessity or duty. Must expresses necessity or compulsion: I must attend to those patients first. Soldiers must obey orders. Ought (weaker than must ) expresses obligation, duty, desirability: You ought to tell your mother. Should expresses obligation, expectation, or probability: You are not behaving as you should. Children should be taught to speak the truth. They should arrive at one o'clock.

must

5
[ muhst ]
/ mʌst /
Obsolete

noun

musk, especially a powder made from musk.

verb (used with object)

to powder (the hair).

Origin of must

5
1480–90; earlier moist < Middle French must, variant of musc musk

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Examples from the Web for musted

  • Shes not one of those girls who can be musted into silence when a friends reputation is at stake.

    The Bail Jumper|Robert J. C. Stead


British Dictionary definitions for musted

must

1
/ (mʌst, unstressed məst, məs) /

verb (takes an infinitive without to or an implied infinitive)

noun

an essential or necessary thingstrong shoes are a must for hill walking

Word Origin for must

Old English mōste past tense of mōtan to be allowed, be obliged to; related to Old Saxon mōtan, Old High German muozan, German müssen

must

2
/ (mʌst) /

noun

mustiness or mould

Word Origin for must

C17: back formation from musty

must

3
/ (mʌst) /

noun

the newly pressed juice of grapes or other fruit ready for fermentation

Word Origin for must

Old English, from Latin mustum new wine, must, from mustus (adj) newborn

must

4
/ (mʌst) /

noun

a variant spelling of musth
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Word Origin and History for musted
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Idioms and Phrases with musted

must

see a must; show must go on.

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