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Pronunciation : Muse
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [From F. musse. See Muset.]
Definition : Defn: A gap or hole in a hedge, hence, wall, or the like, through which a wild animal is accustomed to pass; a muset. Find a hare without a muse. Old Prov.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Muse
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. Muse, L. Musa, Gr. Mosaic, n., Music.]
Definition : 1. (Class. Myth.)

Defn: One of the nine goddesses who presided over song and the different kinds of poetry, and also the arts and sciences; -- often used in the plural. Granville commands; your aid, O Muses, bring: What Muse for Granville can refuse to sing Pope.

Note: The names of the Muses were Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polymnia or Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.

2. A particular power and practice of poetry. Shak.

3. A poet; a bard. [R.] Milton.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Muse
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [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.]
Definition : 1. To think closely; to study in silence; to meditate. "Thereon mused he." Chaucer. He mused upon some dangerous plot. Sir P. Sidney.

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.

3. To wonder. [Obs.] Spenser. B. Jonson.

Syn. -- To consider; meditate; ruminate. See Ponder.

i. [imp. & p. p. Mused; p. pr. & vb. n. Musing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Muse
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To think on; to meditate on. Come, then, expressive Silence, muse his praise. Thomson.

2. To wonder at. [Obs.] Shak.

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Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Muse
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. Contemplation which abstracts the mind from passing scenes; absorbing thought; hence, absence of mind; a brown study. Milton.

2. Wonder, or admiration. [Obs.] Spenser.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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