- mode [ moud ] noun **▸ 1 way of living/doing something▸ 2 way machine works▸ 3 art/clothes/etc. fashion▸ 4 in music▸ 5 way of behaving1. ) count a particular way of doing something:mode of: an efficient mode of productionE-mail is becoming an increasingly popular mode of communication.2. ) count one of a series of ways that a machine can be made to work:in manual/automatic mode3. ) count usually singular FORMAL a particular fashion or style of art, literature, clothes, etc.:mode of: a novel written in the mode of a detective storyHe had no intention of changing his mode of attire.4. ) count TECHNICAL one of the systems available for arranging musical notes into tunes5. ) singular or uncount INFORMAL a particular way of behaving or feeling, or a way of behaving or feeling that is appropriate for a particular situation or person:in...mode: Don't ask me anything about work because I'm in vacation mode.=> à LA MODE
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.