Definitions of mode

  1. a manner of performance; " a manner of living"; " in the characteristic New York style"; " a way of life"
  2. a particular functioning condition or arrangement; " switched from keyboard to voice mode"
  3. any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
  4. how something is done or how it happens; " her dignified manner"; " his rapid manner of talking"; " their nomadic mode of existence"; " in the characteristic New York style"; " a lonely way of life"; " in an abrasive fashion"
  5. Manner of doing or being; method; form; fashion; custom; way; style; as, the mode of speaking; the mode of dressing.
  6. Prevailing popular custom; fashion, especially in the phrase the mode.
  7. Variety; gradation; degree.
  8. Any combination of qualities or relations, considered apart from the substance to which they belong, and treated as entities; more generally, condition, or state of being; manner or form of arrangement or manifestation; form, as opposed to matter.
  9. Same as Mood.
  10. The scale as affected by the various positions in it of the minor intervals; as, the Dorian mode, the Ionic mode, etc., of ancient Greek music.
  11. A kind of silk. See Alamode, n.
  12. Custom; fashion; manner; in grammar, a change in the form of a verb to denote the manner of its action or being: called also mood.
  13. Rule: custom: form: manner of existing: that which exists only as a quality of substance.
  14. Form; manner; fashion; in mus., distinction of scales, as major and minor.
  15. Manner of being or doing; way; prevailing style.
  16. The manner in which the action of a verb is stated.
  17. Manner; method; form; fashion: a kind of silk. See Mood.
  18. Manner of existing or being; manner; fashion; custom; usual way or course; in music, the peculiar melody of the octave in its divisions, as the minor mode, the major mode.
  19. Modal.