Relating to mode or form as opposed to substance
Of, designating, or relating to new or modern music characterized by modalism.
Of, relating to, or designating a verbal element having some modal properties.
An auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might
A verb that functions to some extent like a modal verb, typically in the way it forms negative and interrogative constructions. English semi-modals include need and dare
Involving two or more different modes of transport in conveying goods
Characterized by several different modes of activity or occurrence
A behaviour or sequence of behaviours elicited in response to a particular stimulus or situation; specifically (more fully fixed action pattern, modal action pattern) a rigid sequence of such behaviours which is innate, highly stimulus-dependent, and runs to completion once elicited.