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Meaning of MUSE

Pronunciation:  myooz, myooz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the source of an artist's inspiration; "Euterpe was his muse"
  2. [n]  in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science
  3. [v]  reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
 

MUSE is a 4 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: chew over, contemplate, excogotate, meditate, mull, mull over, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over
 
 See Also: bethink, brood, Calliope, cerebrate, Clio, cogitate, consider, dwell, Erato, Euterpe, germ, Greek deity, introspect, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, premeditate, puzzle, question, seed, source, study, Terpsichore, Thalia, theologise, theologize, think, Urania, wonder, worry

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Muse\, n. [From F. musse. See {Muset}.]
    A gap or hole in a hedge, hence, wall, or the like, through
    which a wild animal is accustomed to pass; a muset.
    
          Find a hare without a muse.              --Old Prov.
    
    
  2. \Muse\, n. [F. Muse, L. Musa, Gr. ?. Cf. {Mosaic}, n.,
    {Music}.]
    1. (Class. Myth.) One of the nine goddesses who presided over
       song and the different kinds of poetry, and also the arts
       and sciences; -- often used in the plural.
    
             Granville commands; your aid, O Muses, bring: What
             Muse for Granville can refuse to sing? --Pope.
    
    Note: The names of the Muses were Calliope, Clio, Erato,
          Euterpe, Melpomene, Polymnia or Polyhymnia,
          Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.
    
    2. A particular power and practice of poetry. --Shak.
    
    3. A poet; a bard. [R.] --Milton.
    
    
  3. \Muse\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Mused}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Musing}.] [F. muser to loiter or trifle, orig., to stand
    with open mouth, fr. LL. musus, morsus, muzzle, snout, fr. L.
    morsus a biting, bite, fr. mordere to bite. See {Morsel}, and
    cf. Amuse, Muzzle, n.]
    1. To think closely; to study in silence; to meditate.
       ``Thereon mused he.'' --Chaucer.
    
             He mused upon some dangerous plot.    --Sir P.
                                                   Sidney.
    
    2. To be absent in mind; to be so occupied in study or
       contemplation as not to observe passing scenes or things
       present; to be in a brown study. --Daniel.
    
    3. To wonder. [Obs.] --Spenser. B. Jonson.
    
    Syn: To consider; meditate; ruminate. See {Ponder}.
    
    
  4. \Muse\, v. t.
    1. To think on; to meditate on.
    
             Come, then, expressive Silence, muse his praise.
                                                   --Thomson.
    
    2. To wonder at. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
  5. \Muse\, n.
    1. Contemplation which abstracts the mind from passing
       scenes; absorbing thought; hence, absence of mind; a brown
       study. --Milton.
    
    2. Wonder, or admiration. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
    
 
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