Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Must"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Must \Must\, v. t. & i.
To make musty; to become musty.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Must \Must\ (m[u^]st), v. i. or auxiliary. [OE. moste, a pret.
generally meaning, could, was free to, pres. mot, moot, AS.
m[=o]ste, pret. m[=o]t, pres.; akin to D. moetan to be
obliged, OS. m[=o]tan to be free, to be obliged, OHG. muozan,
G. m["u]ssen to be obliged, Sw. m[*a]ste must, Goth.
gam[=o]tan to have place, have room, to able; of unknown
1. To be obliged; to be necessitated; -- expressing either
physical or moral necessity; as, a man must eat for
nourishment; we must submit to the laws.

2. To be morally required; to be necessary or essential to a
certain quality, character, end, or result; as, he must
reconsider the matter; he must have been insane.

Likewise must the deacons be grave. --1 Tim. iii.

Morover, he [a bishop] must have a good report of
them which are without. --1 Tim. iii.

Note: The principal verb, if easily supplied by the mind, was
formerly often omitted when must was used; as, I must
away. ``I must to Coventry.'' --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Must \Must\, n. [AS. must, fr. L. mustum (sc. vinum), from
mustus young, new, fresh. Cf. {Mustard}.]
1. The expressed juice of the grape, or other fruit, before
fermentation. ``These men ben full of must.'' --Wyclif
(Acts ii. 13. ).

No fermenting must fills . . . the deep vats.

2. [Cf. {Musty}.] Mustiness.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Must \Must\ (m[u^]st), n. [Hind. mast intoxicated, ruttish, fr.
Skr. matta, p.p. of mad to rejoice, intoxicate.] (Zo["o]l.)
Being in a condition of dangerous frenzy, usually connected
with sexual excitement; -- said of adult male elephants which
become so at irregular intervals. -- n.
(a) The condition of frenzy.
(b) An elephant in must.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : highly recommended; "a book that is must reading" [syn: {must(a)}]
v 1: be obliged, required, or forced to; "She has to get her
driver's license" [syn: {have}, {have got}, {need}]
2: be logically necessary [syn: {should}, {ought}, {need}]
3: be likely or probable; "They have to be kidding" [syn: {have}]

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