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Meaning of muse by Wiktionary Dictionary

muse


    Pronunciation

    • enPR: myo͞oz, IPA: /mjuːz/, X-SAMPA: /mju:z/
    • Homophone: mews, Meuse
    • Rhymes: -uːz

    Etymology 1

    From Middle French muse, from Latin Mūsa, from Ancient Greek Μοῦσα ( Mousa ) .

    Noun

    muse ( plural: muses )

    1. A source of inspiration .
    2. ( archaic ) A poet .
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    Etymology 2

    First attested in 1340. From Old French muser .

    Verb

    muse ( third-person singular simple present muses present participle musing, simple past and past participle mused )

    1. ( intransitive ) To become lost in thought, to ponder .
    2. ( transitive ) To say ( something ) with due consideration or thought.
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    • See also Wikisaurus:ponder
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    Noun

    muse ( plural: muses )

    1. An act of musing; a period of thoughtfulness.

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Explanation of muse by Wordnet Dictionary

muse


    Verb
    1. reflect deeply on a subject

    Noun
    1. the source of an artist's inspiration

    2. Euterpe was his muse
    3. in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne