noun \ˈmüd\

Definition of MOOD

:  a conscious state of mind or predominant emotion :  feeling; also :  the expression of mood especially in art or literature
archaic :  a fit of anger
a :  a prevailing attitude
b :  a receptive state of mind predisposing to action
c :  a distinctive atmosphere or context :  aura

Origin of MOOD

Middle English, from Old English mōd; akin to Old High German muot mood
First Known Use: before 12th century

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fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal



Definition of MOOD

:  the form of a syllogism as determined by the quantity and quality of its constituent propositions
:  distinction of form or a particular set of inflectional forms of a verb to express whether the action or state it denotes is conceived as fact or in some other manner (as command, possibility, or wish)
:  mode 1b

Origin of MOOD

alteration of 1mode
First Known Use: 1569


noun \ˈmüd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MOOD

: a conscious state of mind or predominant emotion : affective state : feeling 3


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In grammar, a category that reflects the speaker's view of an event's reality, likelihood, or urgency. Often marked by special verb forms (inflections), moods include the indicative, for factual or neutral situations (e.g., “You did your work”); the imperative, to convey commands or requests (“Do your work”); and the subjunctive. The subjunctive's functions vary widely. It may express doubt, possibility, necessity, desire, or future time. In English it often indicates a condition contrary to fact (e.g., “If he were to work here, he would have to learn to be punctual”).

Variants of MOOD

mood or mode


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