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

  • noun A manner of living; a way of life.
  • noun A temporary agreement between contending parties pending a final settlement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • Mode, or manner, of living; hence, a temporary arrangement of affairs until disputed matters can be settled.

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

  • noun a temporary accommodation of a disagreement between parties pending a permanent settlement
  • noun a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes


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

[New Latin modus vīvendī : Latin modus, mode, Latin vīvendī, genitive sing. gerund of vīvere, to live.]

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From Latin modus vīvendī, from modus ("way, manner") + genitive gerund form of vīvere ("to live").


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  • Agree to disagree.

    February 1, 2009