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Definition of mode:

  1. A kind of silk. See Alamode, n.
  2. Any combination of qualities or relations, considered apart from the substance to which they belong, and treated as entities; more generally, condition, or state of being; manner or form of arrangement or manifestation; form, as opposed to matter.
  3. Manner of doing or being; method; form; fashion; custom; way; style; as, the mode of speaking; the mode of dressing.
  4. Prevailing popular custom; fashion, especially in the phrase the mode.
  5. Same as Mood.
  6. The form in which the proposition connects the predicate and subject, whether by simple, contingent, or necessary assertion; the form of the syllogism, as determined by the quantity and quality of the constituent proposition; mood.
  7. The scale as affected by the various positions in it of the minor intervals; as, the Dorian mode, the Ionic mode, etc., of ancient Greek music.
  8. Variety; gradation; degree.

Synonyms:

order, drumroll, dissonance, direction, vein, cycle, backfire, elbow room, musical mode, fire, craze, engagement, vogue, fashion, means, the avant-garde, tactic, form, procedure, Arts and Crafts, agency, modus operandi, trend, abstract expressionism, agitprop, panache, grind, style, flair, drumming, thing, baroque, inclination, regularity, posture, personal manner, conduct, rage, spirit, stylus, furor, elan, aquatint, modality, tone, cut out, burn up, camp, fad, humor, brushwork, schtick, mood, technique, behavior, climate, path, be, flood, system, go, rule, humour, dash, usual, discord, convention, way, room, basis, method, manner, crescendo, art deco, temper, human nature, chord, instinct, sense modality, music, modal value, wise, sensory system, idle, tone, way of life, art nouveau, harmony, lilt, outlook, expressive style.

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