Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation modulus
  • noun An unconventionally modern style of fashionable dress originating in England in the 1960s.
  • adjective In or characteristic of this unconventionally modern style.
  • adjective Fashionably up-to-date, especially in style, design, or dress.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation
  • noun of modern;
  • noun in music, of moderato.
  • noun The yearly meeting of the Highland Association, for literary and musical compositions.
  • noun A Middle English form of mood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • abbreviation moderate, as in: low, moderate, high
  • abbreviation mathematics, programming modulus
  • noun uncountable An unconventionally modern style of fashionable dress originating in England in the 1960s, characterized by ankle-length black trenchcoats and sunglasses.
  • noun UK a 1960s British person who dressed in such a style and was interested in modernism and the modern music of the time; the opposite of a rocker.
  • noun slang A modification to an object, computer game, etc., typically for the purpose of individualizing and/or enhancing the performance of the object.
  • noun Internet A moderator, for example on a forum.
  • noun computing, informal A module (file containing a tracker music sequence).
  • noun rock climbing A moderately difficult route.
  • verb slang To modify an object from its original condition, typically for the purposes of individualizing and/or enhancing the performance of the object.
  • verb To moderate; to punish a rule-breaking user on a forum, especially when done by a moderator.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to a recently developed fashion or style
  • noun a British teenager or young adult in the 1960s; noted for their clothes consciousness and opposition to the rockers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After the Mods, name of several gangs of English youths in the 1960s, short for modern.]

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  • A mod or moderator, is a person who runs, or moderates, a discussion forum or a community (like the ones on LiveJournal).

    July 14, 2008

  • Vince Noir, King of the Mods

    July 14, 2008

  • Modesto City-County Airport.

    October 24, 2008