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mod cons
▪ a property with all mod cons
all mod cons
▪ I have all mod cons and Mrs B. All I have to do is relax.
▪ Peugeot and Citroen countered that by providing diesel models decked out with all mod cons.
▪ The little Peugeot has all mod cons with power steering and an air bag.
▪ The property has many interesting features and all mod cons.
▪ Many were living in sixteenth and seventeenth century cottages with hardly any mod cons.
▪ Meeting It, Sue Small, Blackheath retired mod, got hooked on it.
▪ Money saved by not fitting the parts road bikes require has been spent on the race mods.
▪ The mods eventually split into two distinct groups.
▪ The mods had soul, the Motown sound and beat music.
▪ The general effect resembled the mods of 1964/65 with their preppy look.
▪ These styles can be seen in the pictures of mod rallies at seaside towns.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"tidy, sophisticated teen" (usually contrasted with rocker), 1960, slang shortening of modern.


short for modification, c.1920, originally among aviators.

  1. (abbreviationmoderate), as in: low, moderate, high n. 1 (context uncountable English) An unconventionally modern style of fashionable dress originating in England in the 1960s, characterized by ankle-length black trenchcoats and sunglasses. 2 (context UK English) a 1960s British person who dressed in such a style and was interested in modernism and the modern music of the time; the opposite of a rocker. 3 (context slang English) A modification to an object, computer game, etc., typically for the purpose of individualizing and/or enhancing the performance of the object. 4 (context Internet English) A moderator, for example on a discussion forum. 5 (context computing informal English) A module (file containing a tracker music sequence). 6 (context rock climbing English) A moderately difficult route. 7 (cx in the plural Oxford University informal English) Moderations: university examinations generally taken in the first year. 8 (context mathematics programming English) (abbreviation of : modulus) v

  2. 1 (context slang English) To modify an object from its original condition, typically for the purposes of individualizing and/or enhancing the performance of the object. 2 To moderate; to punish a rule-breaking user on a forum, especially when done by a moderator.


n. a British teenager or young adult in the 1960s; noted for their clothes consciousness and opposition to the rockers


adj. relating to a recently developed fashion or style; "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic designs"; [syn: modern, modernistic]

MOD (file format)

MOD is a computer file format used primarily to represent music, and was the first module file format. MOD files use the “.MOD” file extension, except on the Amiga where the original trackers instead use a “mod.” prefix scheme, e.g. “mod.echoing”. A MOD file contains a set of instruments in the form of samples, a number of patterns indicating how and when the samples are to be played, and a list of what patterns to play in what order.

Mod (subculture)

Mod is a subculture that began in the United Kingdom in the 1960s and spread, in varying degrees, to other countries and continues today on a smaller scale. Focused on music and fashion, the subculture has its roots in a small group of London-based stylish young men in the late 1950s who were termed modernists because they listened to modern jazz, although the subculture expanded to include women.

Significant elements of the mod subculture include fashion (often tailor-made suits); music (including soul, ska, and R&B); and motor scooters (usually Lambretta or Vespa). The original mod scene was associated with amphetamine-fuelled all-night dancing at clubs.

In England during the early to mid 1960s, mods often engaged in brawls with rockers, which led to many news articles. The mods and rockers conflict led sociologist Stanley Cohen to coin the term moral panic in his study about the two youth subcultures, which examined media coverage of the mod and rocker riots in the 1960s. In the mid-to-late 1960s, the conflicts between mods and rockers subsided, as several rock bands, including The Who and the Small Faces adopted a mod style. London became synonymous with fashion, music, and pop culture in these years, a period often referred to as " Swinging London." In turn, mod influence spread to the United States and around the world.

There was a mod revival in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s, which was followed by a mod revival in North America in the early 1980s, particularly in southern California, Vancouver, and Toronto.

Mod (film)

Mod is a movie by Nagesh Kukunoor, starring Ayesha Takia and Rannvijay Singh, Raghuvir Yadav, Tanvi Azmi and Anant Mahadevan. The movie was released on 30 September 2011.

Mod (video gaming)

A mod, or modification, is the alteration of content from a video game in order to make it operate in a manner different from its original version. Mods can be created for any genre of game but are especially popular in first-person shooters, role-playing games and real-time strategy games. Mods are made by the general public or a developer and can be entirely new games in themselves, but mods are not stand-alone software and require the user to have the original release in order to run. They can include new items, modded weapons, characters, enemies, models, textures, levels, story lines, music, money, armor, life and game modes. They can be single-player or multiplayer. Mods that add new content to the underlying game are often called partial conversions, while mods that create an entirely new game are called total conversions and mods that fix bugs only are called unofficial patches.

Games running on a personal computer are often designed with change in mind, allowing modern PC games to be modified by gamers without much difficulty. These mods can add extra replay value and interest.

The Internet provides an inexpensive medium to promote and distribute user created content like mods, an aspect commonly known as Web 2.0. Video game modding was described as remixing of games and can be therefore seen as part of the remix culture as described by Lawrence Lessig. The Mods have become an increasingly important factor in the commercial success of some games. Developers such as id Software, Valve Corporation, Re-Logic, Bethesda Softworks, Firaxis, Crytek, The Creative Assembly and Epic Games provide extensive tools and documentation to assist mod makers, leveraging the potential success brought in by a popular mod like Counter-Strike.

Mods can help to continue the success of the original game, even when the original game has become dated. In that case, players might have to clarify that they are referring to the unmodified game when talking about playing a game. The term vanilla is often used to make this distinction. "Vanilla Battlefield 1942", for example, refers to the original, unmodified game. For vanilla games, prefix "v" or "V" is commonly used together with the game title acronym, e.g., VQ3 stands for "vanilla Quake 3".

As early as the 1980s, video game mods have been used for the sole purpose of creating art, as opposed to an actual game. They can include recording in-game action as a film, as well as attempting to reproduce real-life areas inside a game with no regard for game play value. See also artistic video game modification, machinima, and demoscene.

Popular websites dedicated to modding include NexusMods and Mod DB.

Mod (Scotland)

A mod is a festival of Scottish Gaelic song, arts and culture. Historically, the Gaelic word mòd refers to any kind of assembly. There are both local mods, and an annual national mod, the Royal National Mòd. Mods are run under the auspices of An Comunn Gàidhealach. The term comes from a Gaelic word for a parliament or congress in common use during the Lordship of the Isles.

A Mod largely takes the form of formal competitions. Choral events (in Gaelic, both solo and choirs), and traditional music including fiddle, bagpipe and folk groups dominate. Spoken word events include children and adult's poetry reading, storytelling and Bible reading, and categories such as Ancient Folk Tale or Humorous Monologue. Children can also present an original drama, and there are competitions in written literature.

Unlike the National Mòd, local mods usually only last a day or two. They attract a much smaller crowd and the only notable social event is the winners' ceilidh. As there are fewer competitions than in the National, this ceilidh is often more like a traditional ceilidh with dancing and guest singers between the winners' performances.

Culturally, mods are comparable to the Welsh eisteddfod, but without the ancient roots or the fanciful nineteenth-century "druidic" pageantry of the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

Mod (Maheshwari symbol)

The Mod ( Sanskrit: मोड़) is one of the most important symbols of Maheshwarism. This is holy symbol contains a Trishul ( trident) and in the middle prong of the Trishul there is a circle. The Om ( ॐ) is in the centre of the circle. When the Maheshwari community has been originated with the blessing of Lord Mahesh and Goddess Parvati, the preceptors of Maheshwaris make this holy symbol by the advice of Lord Mahesh and Goddess Parvati. This is the sign of Maheshwaris. According to the preceptors we can get divine energy by only the sight of this symbol. The presence of the Maheshwari symbol finishes the bad things and bad powers from our home, family, society and life. The sight of this divine symbol can rise the good luck of life.

Usage examples of "mod".

Zij was vermoeid van elken tred met haar verlakte schoentjes, die vol modder liepen, en telkens aan haar voet dreigden te ontslippen.

Too late she remembers officials telling her the MOD was evacuating the Category A inmates.

The same afternoon saw the long column of the prisoners on its way to Modder River, there to be entrained for Cape Town, the most singular lot of people to be seen at that moment upon earth--ragged, patched, grotesque, some with goloshes, some with umbrellas, coffee-pots, and Bibles, their favourite baggage.

And there had been this young hobbledehoy from Canvey Island there with his mates, and they had been Mods Ivy-shop loafers, parkas, the whole business.

Faraday was to make the arrangements with the MoD police, and further ensure that the Tumbril team Imber, Prebble and Joyce were to be turned away at the guardhouse when they appeared tomorrow morning at Whale Island.

Somebody on the MOD bridge dialed a lamer, and then a dozen kids all started screaming into the phone, rampaging, scaring the kid.

MOD film, of the Ben Lawers manifestation, and with her own eyes the restructuring of the Isle of Wight mansion.

The MoD police were mooching around outside with their dogs, making sure no one was going to try to do a runner and sniffing for hidden food.

They crossed the Thames at Westminster Bridge and swung up past Pall Mall to edge into the Soho district Here the town was still very much awake, bustling with the after-theatre crowd and the people who swarmed the thousand and one restaurants, niteries, and discotheques which had established Soho as one of the mod capitals of the world.

I feared what they intended -- the smaller man was gathering up samples, flasks of enzymes, puter mods, and paper notebooks, indiscriminately.

There were three other people at the table, Mod and two Irishmen who were there for a few weeks attempting to untangle some cables ravelled by two of their compatriots.

Lieutenant-Commander Farge gave his sitrep on the initial proposals announced by the government, the details being announced by MoD later in the week.

Modred started with horror, and in his turn fled away swifter than the winds.

Sergeant Lu Wai and Technician Letitia Dogias to meet me here, my mod, in two hours.

There was therefore a long lull in the war, during which Methuen strengthened his position at Modder River, Gatacre held his own at Sterkstroom, and Buller built up his strength for another attempt at the relief of Ladysmith.