American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A state of mind or emotion.
- n. A pervading impression of an observer: the somber mood of the painting.
- n. An incidence of sulking or angry behavior.
- n. Inclination; disposition.
- n. Grammar A set of verb forms or inflections used to indicate the speaker's attitude toward the factuality or likelihood of the action or condition expressed. In English the indicative mood is used to make factual statements, the subjunctive mood to indicate doubt or unlikelihood, and the imperative mood to express a command.
- n. Logic The arrangement or form of syllogism.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mind; heart.
- n. Temper of mind; state of the mind as regards passion or feeling; disposition; humor: as, a melancholy mood.
- n. Heat of temper; anger.
- n. Zeal: in the phrase with main and mood, with might and main; with a will.
- n. A morbid or fantastic state of mind, as a fit of bad temper, sudden anger, or sullenness; also, absence of mind, or abstraction: generally used in the plural.
- n. A state of mind with reference to something to be done or omitted; a more or less capricious state of feeling disposing one to action: commonly in the phrase in the mood: as, many artists work only when they are in the mood.
- n. In grammar, same as mode, 3.
- n. In logic, a variety of syllogism depending on the quantity (universal or particular) and quality (affirmative or negative) of the propositions composing it. In the traditional logic the names of the moods (invented by Petrus Hispanus) are — First figure, Bārbără, Cēlārent, Dăriī, Fĕriō, Bărălipton, Cēlantēs, Dăbĭtīs, Fāpesmō, Frīsĕsŏmōrum; Second figure, Cēsărĕ, Cāmestres, Festīnŏ, Bărōcŏ; Third figure, Dāraptī, Fēlapton, Dĭsămis, Dātīsī Bōcardŏ, Fĕrīson. These names are merely mnemonic, and many of their letters are significant. The vowel a denotes a universal affirmative proposition, e the universal negative, i the particular affirmative, and o the particular negative. By the first syllable is indicated the major premise, by the second the minor, and by the third the conclusion. For example, the name Barbara shows that the first mood of the first figure consists of two universal affirmative premises leading to a universal affirmative conclusion. The same understanding is to be had in regard to the vowels of the other words. Certain of the consonants also are significant. Thus, all indirect moods designated by a word beginning with b should be reduced to Barbara, the first mood of the first figure; all that are designated by a word beginning with c, to the second mood, Celarent; all in d to Darii, the third; and all in f to Ferio, the fourth. Other letters indicate how to reduce indirect to direct moods: thus s signifies that the proposition denoted by the vowel immediately preceding is to be simply converted in the reduction: p, that the proposition denoted by the vowel immediately preceding should be converted per accidens; m, that the premises should be transposed — that is, the major should be made the minor, and conversely; and c, that the mood designated by the word in which it occurs should be reduced per impossibile: whence the verses:
- n. In music, same as mode, 7.
- n. Mother-of-vinegar.
- n. grammar A verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality
- n. a mental or emotional state, composure
- n. a sullen mental state; a bad mood
- n. a disposition to do something
- n. a prevalent atmosphere or feeling
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Manner; style; mode; logical form; musical style; manner of action or being. See mode which is the preferable form).
- n. (Gram.) Manner of conceiving and expressing action or being, as positive, possible, conditional, hypothetical, obligatory, imperitive, etc., without regard to other accidents, such as time, person, number, etc.
- n. Temper of mind; temporary state of the mind in regard to passion or feeling; humor.
- n. the prevailing psychological state
- n. a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
- n. verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
- From Middle English mood, mode, mod, from Old English mōd ("heart, mind, spirit, mood, temper; courage; arrogance, pride; power, violence"), from Proto-Germanic *mōdan, *mōdaz (“sense, courage, zeal, anger”), from Proto-Indo-European *mō-, *mē- (“endeavour, will, temper”). Cognate with Scots mude, muid ("mood, courage, spirit, temper, disposition"), West Frisian moed ("mind, spirit, courage, will, intention"), Dutch moed ("courage, bravery, heart, valor"), Low German Mōt, Mūt ("mind, heart, courage"), German Mut ("courage, braveness, heart, spirit"), Swedish mod ("courage, heart, bravery"), Icelandic móður ("wrath, grief, moodiness"), Latin mōs ("will, humour, wont, inclination, mood"), Russian сметь (smetʹ, "to dare, venture"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English mod, from Old English mōd, disposition; see mē-1 in Indo-European roots.Alteration of mode. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“doesn't take much to get me in a mood oh! you mean the mood*. . .”
“The striking change in mood is rooted not in local politics, but in a crisis unfolding thousands of miles away.”
“* Former DNC Chair Howard Dean says the pundits are misreading 2010: the mood is anti-incumbent, not anti-Democrat.”
“At Tod's, where the mood is aristocratic Italian minimalist, the immaculately dressed and mannered Wayne proffers the classic "Heavens" driving shoe in brown with lavender lacing, at £ 230 — great with cropped pants, but beware the jeans, lest one look like a school-gate mum (oh, that's right, I am one).”
“Lightening the mood is always a way to give the reader perspective on the graveness of whatever situation is at hand.”
“So I'm a bit (read: a whole boatload of a lot) cranky and tired and with the bouts of insomnia I've had in the last ten days, my mood is a little off.”
“But the mood is as dark as it should be with such serious subject matter.”
“Once I realized that my mood is always a constant (I have assigned it a value of 3288), it became much easier to calculate.”
“Paul Elsewho said ... so if my mood is at 7 billion, am i still human? even further, what if i reach my capacity of making up concepts of friends that will leave me, what then?”
“Niko said ... when your mood is at 7billion you are considered manic by society and incarcerated, obv.”
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