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NOUN (2)

1. in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science;

2. the source of an artist's inspiration;
- Example: "Euterpe was his muse"


VERB (1)

1. reflect deeply on a subject;
- Example: "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"
- Example: "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"
- Example: "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
[syn: chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Muse \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. [1913 Webster] Find a hare without a muse. --Old Prov. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Muse \Muse\, n. [F. Muse, L. Musa, Gr. ?. Cf. Mosaic, n., Music.] 1. (Class. Myth.) One of the nine goddesses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who presided over song and the different kinds of poetry, and also the arts and sciences; -- often used in the plural. At one time certain other goddesses were considered as muses. [1913 Webster] Granville commands; your aid, O Muses, bring: What Muse for Granville can refuse to sing? --Pope. [1913 Webster] Note: The names of the Muses and the arts they presided over were: Calliope (Epic poetry), Clio (History), Erato (Lyric poetry), Euterpe (music), Melpomene (Tragedy), Polymnia or Polyhymnia (religious music), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), and Urania (astronomy). [1913 Webster] 2. A particular power and practice of poetry; the inspirational genius of a poet. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A poet; a bard. [R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Muse \Muse\, v. t. 1. To think on; to meditate on. [1913 Webster] Come, then, expressive Silence, muse his praise. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. To wonder at. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Muse \Muse\, n. 1. Contemplation which abstracts the mind from passing scenes; absorbing thought; hence, absence of mind; a brown study. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Wonder, or admiration. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Muse \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. [1913 Webster] He mused upon some dangerous plot. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. To wonder. [Obs.] --Spenser. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] Syn: To consider; meditate; ruminate. See Ponder. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Muse n 1: in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science 2: the source of an artist's inspiration; "Euterpe was his muse" v 1: 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" [syn: chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "Muse": Apollo, Apollo Musagetes, Bragi, Calliope, Castilian Spring, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Geist, Helicon, Hippocrene, Melpomene, Orpheus, Parnassus, Pierian Spring, Pierides, Polyhymnia, Polymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, afflatus, artistic imagination, conception, creative imagination, creative power, creative thought, creativity, daemon, daimonion, demon, divine afflatus, esemplastic imagination, esemplastic power, fire of genius, genius, inspiration, muse, mythicization, mythification, mythopoeia, poesy, poetic genius, poetic imagination, sacred Nine, shaping imagination, soul, spirit, talent, the Muses, the Nine, tuneful Nine
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "muse": Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Parnassian, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, Walter Mitty, absence of mind, absentmindedness, absorption, abstractedness, abstraction, allude to, artistic imagination, bard, be absent, be abstracted, bemusement, blurt, blurt out, brood, brood over, brown study, call attention to, castle-building, chaw, chew over, chew the cud, cogitate, comment, conception, consider, contemplate, creative imagination, creative power, creative thought, daydream, daydreamer, daydreaming, debate, deliberate, depth of thought, digest, divagate, dream, dreaming, engrossment, esemplastic imagination, esemplastic power, evaluate, exclaim, excogitate, fantasy, fantasying, fit of abstraction, genius, go woolgathering, inspiration, interject, introspect, let drop, let fall, make reference to, meditate, mention, moon, mooning, moonraking, mull over, musefulness, musing, muted ecstasy, mythicization, mythification, mythopoeia, note, observe, opine, perpend, pipe dream, pipe-dream, pipe-dreaming, play around with, play with, poetic imagination, ponder, preoccupation, refer to, reflect, remark, reverie, revolve, roll, ruminate, shaping imagination, speak, speculate, stargaze, stargazing, stray, study, think about, think over, toy with, trance, turn over, wander, weigh, woolgathering
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Muse OR-parallel logic programming. [Details?] (1995-03-16)