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Definition of Mode


  1. Manner of doing or being; method; form; fashion; custom; way; style; as, the mode of speaking; the mode of dressing.
  2. Prevailing popular custom; fashion, especially in the phrase the mode.
  3. Variety; gradation; degree.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Same as 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. A kind of silk. See Alamode, n.

Mode Quotations

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.
Audrey Hepburn

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
Jacqueline Bisset

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it - but there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority: and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting.
George Washington

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Oscar Wilde

Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.
Bertrand Russell
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Mode Translations

mode in Afrikaans is wyse, wys, mode
mode in Danish is maner, mode
mode in Dutch is manier, wijze, trant
mode in Finnish is tapa, muoti
mode in German is Modus, Betriebsart, Modus, Betrieb, Art
mode in Italian is modo
mode in Latin is modus
mode in Portuguese is modo, modalidade, moda, maneira
mode in Spanish is moda, modo
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