Muse Definition

myo͝oz
mused, muses, musing
verb
mused, muses, musing
To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in thought.
American Heritage
To think deeply and at length; meditate.
Webster's New World
To think or say meditatively.
Webster's New World
Muse is defined as to have deep thoughts or to meditate.
An example of muse is someone thinking about what their life may look like in the future.
YourDictionary
To wonder at.
Wiktionary
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noun
muses
A state of reflection.
American Heritage
A musing; deep meditation.
Webster's New World

Any of the Muses.

Webster's New World
Any of the nine daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus, each of whom presided over a different art or science.
American Heritage
A guiding spirit.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Muse

Noun

Singular:
muse
Plural:
Muses

Origin of Muse

  • Middle English musen from Old French muser (possibly from mus snout) (from Medieval Latin mūsum) or of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin Mūsa from Greek Mousa men-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested in 1340. From Old French muser.

    From Wiktionary

  • From French musse. See muset.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin Musa.

    From Wiktionary

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