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MOOD, noun [Latin modus. See Mode.]

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.

MOOD, noun [Latin animus.]

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.]