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.
manner, system, cycle, drumming, flood, chord, drumroll, usual, elbow room, idle, direction, regularity, cut out, outlook, stylus, sense modality, elan, furor, brushwork, humour, modal value, musical mode, tone, sensory system, baroque, modus operandi, rage, method, music, craze, grind, basis, abstract expressionism, agitprop, room, inclination, order, schtick, the avant-garde, Arts and Crafts, expressive style, lilt, thing, crescendo, aquatint, panache, trend, path, fad, go, engagement, technique, mood, fire, harmony, burn up, rule, personal manner, posture, way of life, tactic, vein, backfire, agency, human nature, way, convention, art nouveau, procedure, fashion, spirit, wise, discord, conduct, dissonance, climate, instinct, form, behavior, camp, means, be, vogue, temper, humor, flair, dash, art deco
situation (part of speech: noun)
configuration, style, ambience, circumstance, state, modality, post, environment, situation, layout, spot, condition, placement, disposition, arrangement, property, position, scene, site, standing, quality, formation, station, aspect, location, status
- The rigid scheme of orthodox Jewish life in the Pale offered no opening to any other mode of life. - "The Promised Land", Mary Antin.
- Attack is often the best mode of defence. - "The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians", G. G. Findlay.
- He took the trouble to inform himself of her habits and mode of life. - "The Outcaste", F. E. Penny.