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mood

noun \ ˈmüd \

Definition of mood

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
3 a : 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

Origin and Etymology of mood

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


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mood

noun

Definition of mood

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)
3 : mode 1b

Origin and Etymology of mood

alteration of 1mode



MOOD Defined for Kids

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mood

noun \ ˈmüd \

Definition of mood for Students

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

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mood

noun

Definition of mood for Students

: 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

Medical Dictionary

mood

noun \ ˈmüd \

medical Definition of mood

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


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