Essential Meaning of muse
1 : to think about something carefully or thoroughly
2 : to think or say (something) in a thoughtful way I could sell the house, she mused, but then where would I go?
Full Definition of muse
(Entry 1 of 3)
1 : to become absorbed in thought especially : to think about something carefully and thoroughly musing about what might have been
: to think or say (something) in a thoughtful way "I could sell the house," she mused, "but where would I go?"
Definition of muse (Entry 2 of 3)
: a state of deep thought or dreamy abstraction thrown into a muse by the book she was reading
Definition of muse (Entry 3 of 3)
1 capitalized : any of the nine sister goddesses in Greek mythology presiding over song and poetry and the arts and sciences Clio is the Greek Muse of history.
2 : a source of inspiration especially : a guiding genius The writer's beloved wife was his muse.
3 : poet
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