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 mood. (Chaucer) Fortune is merry, And in this mood will give us anything. (Shak) The desperate recklessness of her mood. (Hawthorne)
Origin: OE. Mood, mod, AS. Modmind, feeling, heart, courage; akin to OS. & OFries. Mod, D. Moed, OHG. Muot, G. Muth, mut, courage, Dan. & Sw. Mod, Icel. Mor wrath, Goth. Mods.
2. Manner of conceiving and expressing action or being, as positive, possible, hypothetical, etc, without regard to other accidents, such as time, person, number, etc.; as, the indicative mood; the infinitive mood; the subjunctive mood. Same as mode.
Origin: The same word as mode, perh. Influenced by mood temper. See Mode.