must

must
must1 [must]
v.aux.
pt.must [ME moste, pt., had to < OE, pt. of motan, may, akin to Goth (ga)mot, (I) find room, am permitted, prob. < IE * mōt-, var. of * med-, to measure > METE1]
1. used to express compulsion, obligation, requirement, or necessity [I know I must pay her; I knew I must pay her]
2. used to express probability [then you must be my cousin; I thought he must be my cousin]
3. used to express certainty or inevitability [all men must die; they knew they must die]: As a modal auxiliary, must is followed by an infinitive without to
vi.
used elliptically in the same functions as MUST1 (v.aux. ) [shoot if you must]
n.
Informal
something that must be done, had, read, seen, etc. [this book is a must]
adj.
Informal
that must be done, etc.; necessary; essential [must reading]
must2 [must]
n.
[Hindi mast, intoxicated < Pers mast < IE base * mad-, to be moist > MEAT]
a state of frenzy in animals, esp. in the male elephant, usually associated with sexual heat
adj.
in must
must3 [must]
n.
[ME < OE < L mustum, new wine, neut. of mustus, new, fresh < IE base * meu-, moist > MOSS]
the juice pressed from grapes or other fruit before it has fermented; new wine
must4 [must]
n.
[back-form. < MUSTY]
a musty quality or state; mustiness

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