- Mood is a feeling.
An example of mood is someone who is grumpy.
This little girl is not in a good mood.
- a particular state of mind or feeling; humor, or temper
- a predominant or pervading feeling, spirit, or tone
- fits of morose, sullen, or uncertain temper
- Obsolete anger
Origin of moodMiddle English ; from Old English mod, mind, soul, courage, akin to German mut, mental disposition, spirit, courage ; from Indo-European base an unverified form me-, to strive strongly, be energetic from source Classical Latin mos, custom, customary behavior
- a characteristic of verbs that involves the speaker's attitude toward the action expressed, indicating whether this is regarded as a fact (indicative mood), as a matter of supposition, desire, possibility, etc. (subjunctive mood), or as a command (imperative mood); also, an analytic category based on this characteristic (mood is shown by inflection, as in Latin, or analytically with auxiliaries, as English may, might, should, or by both)
- any of the forms a verb takes to indicate this characteristic
- Logic any of the various forms of valid syllogisms, as determined by the quantity and quality of their constituent propositions
Origin of mood; from mode, altered after mood
- A particular state of mind or emotion: news that put us in a good mood.
- A pervading impression of an observer: the somber mood of the painting.
- An instance or spell of sulking or angry behavior: A friend's visit lifted him out of his mood.
- Inclination; disposition: I'm in the mood for ice cream.
Origin of moodMiddle English mod, from Old English mōd, disposition; see mē-1 in Indo-European roots.
- Grammar a. A property of verbs in which the speaker's attitude toward the factuality or likelihood of the action or condition expressed.b. A category or set of verb forms or inflections used to indicate such an attitude. In English, the indicative mood is used to make factual statements, the subjunctive mood to indicate doubt or unlikelihood, and the imperative mood to express a command.
- Logic The arrangement or form of a syllogism.
Origin of moodAlteration of mode.
- Adjectives often used with "mood": good, bad.
- (bad mood): good humour, good mood, good spirits
From Middle English mood, mode, mod, from Old English mōd (“heart, mind, spirit, mood, temper; courage; arrogance, pride; power, violence”), from Proto-Germanic *mōdą, *mōdaz (“sense, courage, zeal, anger”), from Proto-Indo-European *mō-, *mē- (“endeavour, will, temper”). Cognate with Scots mude, muid (“mood, courage, spirit, temper, disposition”), West Frisian moed (“mind, spirit, courage, will, intention”), Dutch moed (“courage, bravery, heart, valor”), Low German Mōt, Mūt (“mind, heart, courage”), German Mut (“courage, braveness, heart, spirit”), Swedish mod (“courage, heart, bravery”), Icelandic móður (“wrath, grief, moodiness”), Latin mōs (“will, humour, wont, inclination, mood”), Russian сметь (smetʹ, “to dare, venture”).
- (grammar) A verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality.
- The most common mood in English is the indicative.
Alteration of mode