Definition of 'shall'
Video: pronunciation of 'shall'
Example sentences containing 'shall'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
We have to improve and then the fans shall support us again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Who says that the first shall be last and the last shall be first? Christianity Today (2000)Shall you like to have such a brother? Pride and Prejudice (1813)We shall return to this in the chapter on adolescence. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)We shall now fill in the summer crops in our plan. Planning the Organic Vegetable Garden (1986) Hopes we shall have the pleasure of carrying you back. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857)If we carry on working like that we shall get better. The Sun (2013)We shall now consider six defence mechanisms in a little detail. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)Probably the last interview we shall have. The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (2005)Bruce says we shall be like a garden of spring flowers. Emily Fox-Seton (1901)And we shall do so again. The Sun (2015)When you play well, you shall always play. The Sun (2015)In the future, we shall all be able to share memories and understandings. Somewhere East of Life (1994) Well, we shall know soon enough. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Ah well, we shall be neither washed away nor roasted alive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I shall watch his future with interest. The Sun (2014)I shall simply hope for the best. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I shall write again as soon as anything more is determined on. Pride and Prejudice (1813)I fully expect in the future we shall have misery memoirs written by parents. The Sun (2008)I shall return to this question shortly. Philosophy at the Limit (1990)He said: 'We shall rely on those and other witness reports we receive. The Sun (2009)He said: 'We shall be watching the credits for the first programme. The Sun (2013)He added: 'We shall be taking urgent legal advice about the prospects of appealing on some of the findings of law. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Trends of 'shall'
Extremely Common. shall is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'shall'
British English: shall /ʃæl/ VERB
You use shall, usually with `I' and `we', when you are talking about something that will happen in the future.
I shall know more tomorrow.
- American English: shall
- Arabic: سَوْف
- Brazilian Portuguese: verbo usado para exprimir futuro ou obrigatoriedade
- Chinese: 将要与"I"或"we"连用
- Croatian: biti
- Czech: budu
- Danish: vil
- Dutch: zullen
- European Spanish: verbo auxiliar de futuro
- Finnish: tullatulen tietämään enemmän huomenna
- French: futur
- German: werden
- Greek: θα
- Italian: auxiliary for the future tense
- Japanese: （未来を表して）･･･だろう
- Korean: ~일 것이다
- Norwegian: få
- Polish: nie tłumaczy się na język polski; służy do tworzenia czasu przyszłego
- European Portuguese: ir
- Romanian: o să
- Russian: буду
- Spanish: deber
- Swedish: komma att
- Thai: จะ
- Turkish: ecek, acak
- Ukrainian: вказує на майбутню дію
- Vietnamese: sẽ
Definition of shall from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.