Webster 1913 Edition
[The same word as
mode, perh. influenced by
Manner; style; mode; logical form; musical style; manner of action or being. See
Modewhich is the preferable form).
Manner of conceiving and expressing action or being, as positive, possible, conditional, hypothetical, obligatory, imperitive, etc., without regard to other accidents, such as time, person, number, etc.;
as, the indicative
mood; the imperitive
mood; the infinitive
mood; the subjunctive
mood. Same as
mōdmind, feeling, heart, courage; akin to OS. & OFries.
mut, courage, Dan. & Sw.
Temper of mind; temporary state of the mind in regard to passion or feeling; humor;
as, a melancholy
mood; a suppliant
Till at the last aslaked was his
Fortune is merry,
And in this
And in this
moodwill give us anything.
The desperate recklessness of her
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The form of an argument; the regular determination of propositions according to their quantity, as universal or particular, and their quality, as affirmative or negative.
2.Style of music.
3.The variation of a verb to express manner of action or being. [See Mode.]
In the foregoing senses, and in all cases, this word when derived from the Latin modus, ought to be written mode, it being a distinct word from the following.
1.Temper of mind; temporary state of the mind in regard to passion or feeling; humor; as a melancholy mood; an angry mood; a suppliant mood.
2.Anger; heat of temper.
[In this sense little used,unless qualified by an adjective.]