To owe; to be under obligation for.
- Used before a verb in the infinitive to show:
- Something that will take place or exist in the future: We shall arrive tomorrow.
- Something, such as an order, promise, requirement, or obligation: You shall leave now. He shall answer for his misdeeds. The penalty shall not exceed two years in prison.
- The will to do something or have something take place: I shall go out if I feel like it.
- Something that is inevitable: That day shall come.
- Archaic To be able to.
- Archaic To have to; must.