Definitions of mood

  1. a characteristic ( habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; " whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; " he was in a bad humor"
  2. Manner of conceiving and expressing action or being, as positive, possible, hypothetical, etc., without regard to other accidents, such as time, person, number, etc.; as, the indicative mood; the infinitive mood; the subjunctive mood. Same as Mode.
  3. Temper of mind; temporary state of the mind in regard to passion or feeling; humor; as, a melancholy mood; a suppliant mood.
  4. Temper of mind; change in the form of a verb to express the manner of action or being. Also, mode.
  5. Fashion: manner: ( gram.) a form of verbal inflection to express the mode or manner of action or being: ( logic) the form of the syllogism as determined by the quantity and quality of its three constituent propositions: ( mus.) the arrangement of the intervals in the scale, as major and minor.
  6. Disposition of mind: temporary state of the mind: anger: heat of temper.
  7. Temper of mind; humor; form of conjugation of the verb.
  8. Same as MODE.
  9. Temporary state of the mind; caprice; humor.
  10. The state of being moody.
  11. Mode; a variation of form in a verb to express the manner in which the action or fact denoted by the verb is conceived in connection with the subject; the form of a syllogism as regards the quantity and quality of its propositions when arranged in the first figure; arrangement of the intervals. See Mode.
  12. Temper of mind; humour or disposition.
  13. Disposition of mind; temper of mind; disposition.
  14. In gram., a certain form of inflection indicating the mode or manner, as regards action, in which the meaning of the verb is presented to the learner, as indicative mood, impera. mood; in logic, the form of a syllogism, as determined by the quantity and quality of the three propositions by which it is formed; style of music.

Usage examples for mood

  1. That will put them in a good mood. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  2. We are to change our mood from laughter to tears upon a sudden discovery that the character belonged to a man of genius; and this we had already known from the beginning. – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  3. Just now, I'm not in the mood. – Hoofbeats on the Turnpike by Mildred A. Wirt
  4. What comes home in one mood may not come home in another. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  5. Carolyn May went to bed that evening in a much more serious mood than usual. – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  6. The May- Day mood was upon him again. – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  7. He was willing to enter into his friend's mood. – The Just and the Unjust by Vaughan Kester
  8. As he approached nearer Tom was made aware that the crowd was in an ugly mood. – Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road by Victor Appleton
  9. My mind was in a strange mood. – Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso
  10. The next day did not find him in any better mood. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  11. But a little thought brought him to a better mood. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  12. Then the girl's mood changed. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  13. With a quick change of mood she inquired: What's doing down at the hotel? – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  14. Can't you see I'm not in a mood for that sort of thing? – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  15. Instantly my mood changed to content. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  16. Never before had he seen his young lord in this mood. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. But the father was in a mood for having fun, and it occurred to him that it would be a fine thing to throw the dog out of the window. – Men, Women, and Boats by Stephen Crane
  18. Their mood was as golden as the light. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  19. " This fellow Balch-" " We're in no mood for argument," Dr. Frank cut in. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  20. From the moment Durward took his seat by her cousin, she had appeared ill at ease, and as he began to understand her better, he readily guessed that her silent mood was owing chiefly to the attentions he paid to 'Lena, and not to a nervous headache, as she said, when her grandmother, inquiring the cause of her silence, remarked, that " she'd been chipper enough until Mr. Bellmont came in." – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes