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  • enPR: mo͞od, IPA(key): /muːd/
  • Rhymes: -uːd
  • Homophone: mooed

Etymology 1[edit]

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 *moh₁-, *meh₁- (endeavour, will, temper). Cognate with Scots mude, muid (mood, courage, spirit, temper, disposition), Saterland Frisian Moud (courage), West Frisian moed (mind, spirit, courage, will, intention), Dutch moed (courage, bravery, heart, valor), German Low German Mood (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).


mood (plural moods)

  1. A mental or emotional state, composure.
    Synonyms: composure, humor, spirit, temperament
    I've been in a bad mood since I dumped my boyfriend.
  2. A sullen mental state; a bad mood.
    Synonyms: huff (informal), pet, temper
    Antonyms: good humour, good mood, good spirits
    He's in a mood with me today.
  3. A disposition to do something.
    Synonyms: huff, frame of mind
    I'm not in the mood for running today.
  4. A prevalent atmosphere or feeling.
    A good politician senses the mood of the crowd.
  5. (obsolete, Northern England and Scotland) Courage, heart, valor; also vim and vigor.
    He fought with mood in many a bloody slaught.
    He tried to lift the fallen tree with all his main and mood, but he couldn't.
    • 1440, O lord omnipotentː
      She blew her horn, with main and mood.
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  • Adjectives often used with "mood": good, bad, foul. The phrase "with main and mood" means "with all one's might".
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Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of mode, from Latin modus.


mood (plural moods)

  1. (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.
    Synonyms: grammatical mood, mode
    The most common mood in English is the indicative.
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From German Mode.



mood (genitive moe, partitive moodi)

  1. fashion
  2. tradition
  3. appearance, style
  4. (partitive) style, variety, sort, type
    Mis moodi mees sa siis oled?What type of man are you then?


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  1. 2nd person singular of mysh
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