Words nearby shalt
Definition for shalt (2 of 2)
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 should·est, 3rd should, past plural should; imperative, infinitive, and participles lacking.
Origin of shall
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH shallcan may shall will (see usage note at can1) (see usage note at the current entry)
usage note for shall
Examples from the Web for shalt
Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.The Story of Noah's Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis|The Daily Beast|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Give Him thy first thoughts then; so shalt thou keep Him company all day, and in Him sleep.
Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art promised.The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield|Emma Elizabeth Brown
And judge thyself in sternness as thou wouldst them; so shalt thou keep the balance true.Nicanor - Teller of Tales|C. Bryson Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for shalt (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for shalt (2 of 2)
verb past should (takes an infinitive without to or an implied infinitive)
- used as an auxiliary to indicate determination on the part of the speaker, as in issuing a threatyou shall pay for this!
- used as an auxiliary to indicate compulsion, now esp in official documentsthe Tenant shall return the keys to the Landlord
- used as an auxiliary to indicate certainty or inevitabilityour day shall come