W3S3 [mu:d] n
1¦(way you feel)¦
2 be in a mood
3 be/feel in the mood for something
4 be in no mood for something/to do something
5¦(way a place or event feels)¦
[Sense: 1-5; Origin: Old English mod 'mind, courage']
[Sense: 6; Date: 1500-1600; Origin: mode]
1.) ¦(WAY YOU FEEL)¦
the way you feel at a particular time
You're in a good mood this morning!
The manager was in a foul mood and was shouting at everyone.
The players are all in a confident mood .
What kind of mood is she in today?
The good weather put him in an excellent mood for breakfast.
It usually takes me a couple of days to get into the holiday mood .
The mood of the crowd was unpredictable.
the growing mood of confidence in East-West relations
the general mood of depression in the office
Why had her mood changed so dramatically?
a mental disorder characterized by severe mood swings
The weather did little to lighten their mood .
The movie accurately reflects the mood of the time .
2.) be in a mood
to feel unhappy, impatient, or angry and to refuse to speak normally to other people
He's been in a real mood all day.
Don't talk to her. She's in one of her moods (=used about someone who is often unhappy, angry etc) .
3.) be/feel in the mood for sth
to feel that you would like to do something
We really felt in the mood for a party.
I don't want to talk about it now. I'm not in the mood.
4.) be in no mood for sth/to do sth
to not want to do something, or be determined not to do something
I was in no mood for a joke.
George was in no mood to be sociable.
5.) ¦(WAY A PLACE OR EVENT FEELS)¦ [singular]
the way that a place, event, book, film etc seems or makes you feel
The opening shot of dark, rainy streets sets the mood for the whole film.
6.) ¦(GRAMMAR)¦ technical
one of the sets of verb forms in grammar: the ↑indicative (=expressing a fact or action) , the ↑imperative (=expressing a command) , the ↑interrogative (=expressing a question) or the ↑subjunctive (=expressing a doubt or wish)
COLLOCATES for sense 1
in a good mood (=happy)
in a bad mood (=angry)
in a foul mood (=in a very bad mood)
in a confident/optimistic mood
in a holiday/party/festive mood
put somebody in a good/bad etc mood (=make someone feel happy, angry etc)
get into the mood (=start to feel that you are ready and want to do something)
mood of confidence/optimism/despair/gloom etc
the general mood (=among a group of people)
the mood of the time/moment
somebody's mood changes
mood swings (=sudden big changes in someone's mood)
lighten somebody's mood (=make someone happier)
reflect/capture somebody's mood (=show what someone is feeling)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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