- Something that exhibits the property of being stale or musty
- Fruit juice that will ferment or has fermented, usually grapes
- A time during which male elephants exhibit increased levels of sexual activity and aggressiveness (also musth).
- Something that is mandatory or required.
verb (inf=-, must, -, had to, -)
- If you'll be out all day, sunscreen is a .
- (modal auxiliary verb, defective) The speaker—but not necessarily the subject of the sentence—is certain that the sentence predicate will be executed.
Etymology: From mosten, past tense of motan, "be able to"
- If it rained all day, it be very wet outside.
- (Compare with weaker auxiliary verb should, indicating a strong probability of the predicate's execution.)
- (modal auxiliary verb, defective) The execution of the sentence predicate is required. (Must usually implies that a negative consequence would otherwise result.)
- You arrive to class on time.
- (Compare with weaker auxiliary verb should, indicating intent for the predicate's execution.)
- (Have two sense: imperative or directive) 'Imperative' creates an obligations, 'directive' defines conditions.
- (legalese) Always a directive when used together with apply(application): No one can make you apply for anything.
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