must
must must, musth musth(m[u^]st), a. [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, typicaly due to increased testosterone levels. -- n. (a) The condition of frenzy. (b) An elephant in must. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • must — [ mɶst ] n. m. • 1981; av. 1973 (marque déposée); mot angl. ♦ Anglic. Fam. Ce qu il faut savoir ou faire pour être à la mode (⇒ impératif); ce qu il y a de mieux. Ce logiciel, c est le must. ⇒ 2. top. Le must de la saison. ● must nom masculin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • 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.). [1913 Webster] No… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • must- — UK [mʌst] US prefix used with verbs to make adjectives that describe something that you must do this month’s must see film Click here to see our must read questions on the environment. Thesaurus: prefixeshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • must — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} spec. nel linguaggio pubblicitario, ciò che viene presentato come indispensabile per essere alla moda o per dimostrarsi aggiornati: quest anno la camicia bianca è un must {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1963. ETIMO: der …   Dizionario italiano

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