muse


1muse

verb \ˈmyüz\

: to think about something carefully or thoroughly

: to think or say (something) in a thoughtful way

musedmus·ing

Full Definition of MUSE

intransitive verb
1
:  to become absorbed in thought; especially :  to turn something over in the mind meditatively and often inconclusively
2
archaic :  wonder, marvel
transitive verb
:  to think or say reflectively
mus·er noun

Examples of MUSE

  1. I could sell the house, she mused, but then where would I go?

Origin of MUSE

Middle English, from Anglo-French muser to gape, idle, muse, from Old French *mus mouth of an animal, from Medieval Latin musus
First Known Use: 14th century

2muse

noun

Definition of MUSE

:  a state of deep thought or dreamy abstraction

First Known Use of MUSE

15th century

3muse

noun

Definition of MUSE

1
capitalized :  any of the nine sister goddesses in Greek mythology presiding over song and poetry and the arts and sciences
2
:  a source of inspiration; especially :  a guiding genius
3
:  poet

Origin of MUSE

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin Musa, from Greek Mousa
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, nimbus, phoenix

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