• WordNet 3.6
    • n mood 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"
    • n mood verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
    • n mood the prevailing psychological state "the climate of opinion","the national mood had changed radically since the last election"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cocaine works in a totally different way from narcotics such as morphine or heroin. Heroin works on receptor sites in the brain which are stimulated by the drug to produce pain-relieving and mood-enhancing chemicals. Cocaine on the other hand works by stimulating the central nervous system, and like alcohol, is processed through the liver.
    • Mood (Gram) 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 Mode.
    • Mood Manner; style; mode; logical form; musical style; manner of action or being. See Mode which is the preferable form).
    • n Mood Temper of mind; temporary state of the mind in regard to passion or feeling; humor; as, a melancholy mood; a suppliant mood. "Till at the last aslaked was his mood .""Fortune is merry,
      And in this mood will give us anything."
      "The desperate recklessness of her mood ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mood Mind; heart.
    • n mood Temper of mind; state of the mind as regards passion or feeling; disposition; humor: as, a melancholy mood.
    • n mood Heat of temper; anger.
    • n mood Zeal: in the phrase with main and mood, with might and main; with a will.
    • n mood A morbid or fantastic state of mind, as a fit of bad temper, sudden anger, or sullenness; also, absence of mind, or abstraction: generally used in the plural.
    • n mood A state of mind with reference to something to be done or omitted; a more or less capricious state of feeling disposing one to action: commonly in the phrase in the mood: as, many artists work only when they are in the mood.
    • n mood In grammar, same as mode, 3.
    • n mood In logic, a variety of syllogism depending on the quantity (universal or particular) and quality (affirmative or negative) of the propositions composing it. In the traditional logic the names of the moods (invented by Petrus Hispanus) are — First figure, Bārbără, Cēlārent, Dăriī, Fĕriō, Bărălipton, Cēlantēs, Dăbĭtīs, Fāpesmō, Frīsĕsŏmōrum; Second figure, Cēsărĕ, Cāmestres, Festīnŏ, Bărōcŏ; Third figure, Dāraptī, Fēlapton, Dĭsămis, Dātīsī Bōcardŏ, Fĕrīson. These names are merely mnemonic, and many of their letters are significant. The vowel a denotes a universal affirmative proposition, e the universal negative, i the particular affirmative, and o the particular negative. By the first syllable is indicated the major premise, by the second the minor, and by the third the conclusion. For example, the name Barbara shows that the first mood of the first figure consists of two universal affirmative premises leading to a universal affirmative conclusion. The same understanding is to be had in regard to the vowels of the other words. Certain of the consonants also are significant. Thus, all indirect moods designated by a word beginning with b should be reduced to Barbara, the first mood of the first figure; all that are designated by a word beginning with c, to the second mood, Celarent; all in d to Darii, the third; and all in f to Ferio, the fourth. Other letters indicate how to reduce indirect to direct moods: thus s signifies that the proposition denoted by the vowel immediately preceding is to be simply converted in the reduction: p, that the proposition denoted by the vowel immediately preceding should be converted per accidens; m, that the premises should be transposed — that is, the major should be made the minor, and conversely; and c, that the mood designated by the word in which it occurs should be reduced per impossibile: whence the verses:
    • n mood In music, same as mode, 7.
    • n mood Mother-of-vinegar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mood mōōd fashion, manner: : :
    • n Mood mōōd disposition of mind: temporary state of the mind: anger, heat of temper
    • n Mood mōōd (gram.) a. form of the verb to express the mode or manner of an action or of a state of being
    • n Mood mōōd (logic) the form of the syllogism as determined by the quantity and quality of its three constituent propositions
    • n Mood mōōd (mus.) the arrangement of the intervals in the scale, as major and minor (see Mode).
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  • Jules Renard
    “There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.”
  • Pearl S. Buck
    “I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to earth.”
  • Ingemar Stenmark
    Ingemar Stenmark
    “I ski to win. When the day comes that I can't get myself into a fighting mood anymore, I won't be able to win and I'll stop racing.”
  • Ernest Hemingway
    “That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.”
  • Esther M. Clark
    Esther M. Clark
    “Give me one friend, just one, who meets The needs of all my varying moods.”
  • William Wordsworth
    “In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. mood, mod, AS. mōd,mind, feeling, heart, courage; akin to OS. & OFries. mōd, D. moed, OHG. muot, G. muth, mut, courage, Dan. & Sw. mod, Icel. mōðr, wrath, Goth. mōds,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

The subjunctive mood 359-364 512.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
This reference put him back into his presumptive mood.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
But even in the time of that passing, he mastered his mood in a measure.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
But Mrs. Cheyne listened to the announcement in far different mood.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Young as I was I vaguely understood his mood.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The vision hour is the natural enemy of the vulgar mood.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
There was a sense both of need and of fulfilment in his mood.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
The night was a fine one of early spring, and it suited his mood to linger in the free air.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
Something must have happened to put him into that evil mood.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
The stranger's mood seemed to have entirely changed for the better by the time Scipio came up.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

"As when he came, so gay, so sad,
And won the heart of me
With those quick moods of his, like shades
Cloud-blown upon the sea.
"The Lover" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
"On all his sad or restless moods
The patient peace of Nature stole;
The quiet of the fields and woods
Sank deep into his soul.
"My Namesake" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The glory of the setting sun
Has sway'd and softened all my mood;
This wayward heart you understood,
Dear love, as you have always done.
"Ralph to Mary" by Amy Levy
Such wishes held the speaking lip,
Such mood of blessing took me, there,
That music, like a bird to heaven,
Flew, and was lost in prayer.
"To O.W.H." by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
O girl of spring! O brown-eyed girl!
Gathering violets near the woods,
Whose coy young petals half unfurl
The mystery of their dulcet moods.
"First Bloom of Love" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
They took this valley for their toy,
They played with it in every mood,
A cell for prayer, a hall for joy,
They treated nature as they would.
"Dirge" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

In news:

You try to set the mood by throwing on some music and all of a sudden…BAM.
The mood at Ctiy Hall on Thursday was noticeably different.
The Lake Region Rangers softball team was clearly in the giving mood Tuesday, as ten errors in the field combined with a handful of mental mistakes led to a 10-9 extra-inning loss to Enosburg.
Another night, the mood at Ginny 's was more like a house party.
Although we have made great strides in the treatment of mood disorders, there are still patients who are nonresponsive or do not achieve remission.
"Festival Sanctus" by Cathy Moklebust (b 1958) brings a holy, set-apart mood to the evening with the beautiful sounds of handbells .
The Lost Brothers opened up the show Tuesday night at the Pageant with a charming acoustic set, setting the mood for an emotionally-charged Glen Hansard .
What was up with the sudden mood swing.
Are you looking for a good way to get into the mood of autumn.
Perez, however, was not in a celebratory mood.
The Many Moods Of Henri Matisse .
He understands the playoff mood.
Winning pianist helps elevate mood on festival's final weekend.
Tilly and the Wall Heavy Mood.
Hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings are the bane of millions of menopausal women, and escape is far from simple.

In science:

The problem is, however, how reliable these answers are? Till a few years ago the mood was optimistic (cf.
Inferences from Bose-Einstein correlations in multiple particle production processes
The mood of a syllogism is the sequence of the kinds of categorical propositions by which it is formed, whereas its figure is the position of the term-variables S , P and M in it.
A diagrammatic calculus of n-term syllogisms
We write syllogisms so that their mood and figure can be promptly retrieved and let the symbol |= separate the premisses from the conclusion.
A diagrammatic calculus of n-term syllogisms
The combination of the moods and figures gives rise to 256 syllogisms in total, of which only 24 are valid, that is such that the verification of the premisses necessar ily entails the verification of the conclusion.
A diagrammatic calculus of n-term syllogisms
In general, the unlabelled diagram of a syllogistic inference determines the mood of a syllogism only up to figure.
A diagrammatic calculus of n-term syllogisms