noun variety; gradation; degree.
2. mode ·noun a kind of silk. ·see alamode, ·noun.
3. mode ·noun ·same·as mood.
4. mode ·noun prevailing popular custom; fashion, especially in the phrase the mode.
5. mode ·noun manner of doing or being; method; form; fashion; custom; way; style; as, the mode of speaking; the mode of dressing.
6. mode ·noun 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.
7. mode ·noun 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.
8. mode ·noun 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.