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mood1

[mood] /mud/
noun
1.
a state or quality of feeling at a particular time:
What's the boss' mood today?
2.
a distinctive emotional quality or character:
The mood of the music was almost funereal.
3.
a prevailing emotional tone or general attitude:
the country's mood.
4.
a frame of mind disposed or receptive, as to some activity or thing:
I'm not in the mood to see a movie.
5.
a state of sullenness, gloom, or bad temper.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English mōd mind, spirit; courage; cognate with German Mut, Gothic mōths courage, Old Norse mōthr anger
Synonyms
1. temper, humor, disposition, inclination.

mood2

[mood] /mud/
noun
1.
Grammar.
  1. a set of categories for which the verb is inflected in many languages, and that is typically used to indicate the syntactic relation of the clause in which the verb occurs to other clauses in the sentence, or the attitude of the speaker toward what he or she is saying, as certainty or uncertainty, wish or command, emphasis or hesitancy.
  2. a set of syntactic devices in some languages that is similar to this set in function or meaning, involving the use of auxiliary words, as can, may, might.
  3. any of the categories of these sets:
    the Latin indicative, imperative, and subjunctive moods.
2.
Logic. a classification of categorical syllogisms by the use of three letters that name, respectively, the major premise, the minor premise, and the conclusion.
Also called mode.
Origin
1525-35; special use of mood1 by influence of mode1
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  • mood describes how you feel in response to how you are.
  • Today's mind-altering chemicals can improve your memory, alertness, and mood.
  • Those are always my favorite, but depending on my mood I could play anything.
  • I'm in the mood for something exotic.
  • Smith's collection is for children who are in the mood for silliness.
  • No wonder these people tend to be in a bad mood.
  • And even as it disseminates the mood, the press might also help to set it.
  • Then see how much your cognitive and creative skills improve, to say nothing of your mood.
  • Manic-depressive illness, also called biopolar disorder, is known best by the sharp mood swings it causes.
  • Each artist not only painted the events and characters differently, but also the spirit and mood of the episode.
British Dictionary definitions for mood

mood1

/muːd/
noun
1.
a temporary state of mind or temper: a cheerful mood
2.
a sullen or gloomy state of mind, esp when temporary: she's in a mood
3.
a prevailing atmosphere or feeling
4.
in the mood, in a favourable state of mind (for something or to do something)
Word Origin
Old English mōd mind, feeling; compare Old Norse mōthr grief, wrath

mood2

/muːd/
noun
1.
(grammar) a category of the verb or verbal inflections that expresses semantic and grammatical differences, including such forms as the indicative, subjunctive, and imperative
2.
(logic) one of the possible arrangements of the syllogism, classified solely by whether the component propositions are universal or particular and affirmative or negative Compare figure (sense 18)
Ancient name mode
Word Origin
C16: from mood1, influenced in meaning by mode
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Word Origin and History for mood
n.

"emotional condition, frame of mind," Old English mod "heart, frame of mind, spirit; courage, arrogance, pride; power, violence," from Proto-Germanic *motha- (cf. Old Saxon mod "mind, courage," Old Frisian mod "intellect, mind, intention," Old Norse moðr "wrath, anger," Middle Dutch moet, Dutch moed, Old High German muot, German Mut "courage," Gothic moþs "courage, anger"), of unknown origin.

A much more vigorous word in Anglo-Saxon than currently, and used widely in compounds (e.g. modcræftig "intelligent," modful "proud"). To be in the mood "willing (to do something)" is from 1580s. First record of mood swings is from 1942.

"grammatical form indicating the function of a verb," 1560s, an alteration of mode (n.1), but the grammatical and musical (1590s) usages of it influenced the meaning of mood (n.1) in phrases such as light-hearted mood.

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mood in Medicine

mood 1 (mōōd)
n.
A state of mind or emotion.

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