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Definitions of ought:

part of speech: noun, adverb

Anything; aught.

part of speech: verb

To be under obligation; be fit, necessary, or proper: used chiefly as a helping verb.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To be under obligation: to be proper or necessary.

part of speech: verb

A defective verb, formerly the pt. of owe; to be bound in duty or moral obligation.

part of speech: noun

Same as AUGHT.

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A long round piece of timber or iron tube, raised upright on the keel, through the decks, of a vessel to support the sails; any upright pole; the fruit of the oak, beech, etc., especially when used as food for swine. ...

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