mood

noun (1)
\ˈmüd \

Definition of mood 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a conscious state of mind or predominant emotion : feeling He's been in a good mood all week. also : the expression of mood especially in art or literature

2 archaic : a fit of anger : rage

3a : a prevailing attitude the kind of mood that fostered the Salem witch trials— Nat Hentoff

b : a receptive state of mind predisposing to action was not in a giving mood at the time

c : a distinctive atmosphere or context : aura the weary city's sullen mood— Marilyn Stasio the mood is quiet and sleepy, as guests pick blueberries and read by the pond— J. O. Nixon

mood

noun (2)

Definition of mood (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the form of a syllogism as determined by the quantity and quality of its constituent propositions

2 : 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 (such as command, possibility, or wish)

First Known Use of mood

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mood

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Old English mōd; akin to Old High German muot mood

Noun (2)

alteration of mode entry 1

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mood

noun
\ˈmüd \

Kids Definition of mood

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an emotional state of mind or feeling I'm in a good mood today.

mood

noun

Kids Definition of mood (Entry 2 of 2)

: a set of forms of a verb that show whether the action or state expressed is to be thought of as a fact, a command, or a wish or possibility

mood

noun
\ˈmüd \

Medical Definition of mood 

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

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