to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject.
Archaic. to gaze meditatively or wonderingly.
to meditate on.
to comment thoughtfully or ruminate upon.
- muser, noun
- mews 4, muse
Other definitions for Muse (2 of 3)
any of a number of sister goddesses, originally given as Aoede (song), Melete (meditation), and Mneme (memory), but latterly and more commonly as the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne who presided over various arts: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (lyric poetry), Euterpe (music), Melpomene (tragedy), Polyhymnia (religious music), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), and Urania (astronomy); identified by the Romans with the Camenae.
any goddess presiding over a particular art.
(sometimes lowercase) the goddess or the power regarded as inspiring a poet, artist, thinker, or the like.
(lowercase) the genius or powers characteristic of a poet.
Other definitions for MUSE (3 of 3)
Mainstream U.S. English: a dialect of American English that is considered to be standard or unmarked by dialectal variation in pronunciation, syntactic structures, or vocabulary, and that is heard in newscasts and taught in schools.
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How to use muse in a sentence
After Loeffler’s loss, NBA superstar LeBron James mused on Twitter about putting an ownership group together to purchase the Dream.WNBA players helped oust Kelly Loeffler from the Senate. Will she last in the league? | Candace Buckner | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
The next day, by contrast, our buddy-comedy protagonists might muse on themes befitting a comic-strip title that name-checks two lofty thinkers.‘Calvin and Hobbes’ said goodbye 25 years ago. Here’s why Bill Watterson’s masterwork enchants us still. | Michael Cavna | December 31, 2020 | Washington Post
I like to imagine all these years later it’s still circulating, reaching all the places Morris mused about in its pages.World class: Remembering legendary travel writer Jan Morris | Liza Weisstuch | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Yanis Varoufakis, the former finance minister of Greece and a left-wing icon, has repeatedly mused about the uses of Bitcoin for the left.
This is consistent with the sentiment many artists express that their creative process is being directed by a “muse” or outside agent.The Neurology of Flow States - Issue 91: The Amazing Brain | Heather Berlin | October 14, 2020 | Nautilus
muse was looking to regain custody of her four children—Justin, Sarah, Patrick and Rachel.
There are numerous paintings and drawings of Olga, who served as Picasso's muse for many years.
Many celebrities, it seems, are saddling up into fashion muse side jobs.Tavi Gevinson: From Teen Fashion Queen to Broadway Star | Arabelle Sicardi | July 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He follows his own muse—he's a world-class weirdo—but at the same time, he's never solely concerned with pleasing himself.
West told the paper he was in Italy to look at textiles and designs for the fashion label for which Kardashian is his muse.Renaissance Wedding Bells for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West? | Barbie Latza Nadeau | May 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Soon after the importation of the "durned weed" from Virginia the tobacco muse gave forth many a lay concerning the custom.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
A lamp stood on the chimney-piece shedding its rays over the muse in one of her most bewitching aspects.Urania | Camille Flammarion
The summer passed; and Thyrsis found to his dismay that his relentless muse had not yet permitted him to write a word.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
Indeed, to call a work of art purely and simply "scientific," is tantamount to saying that it is dry and uninspired by the muse.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
As we went, I kept looking across the water and sighing to myself; and, though I took no heed of it, Alan had fallen into a muse.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for muse (1 of 3)
(when intr, often foll by on or about) to reflect (about) or ponder (on), usually in silence
(intr) to gaze thoughtfully
archaic a state of abstraction
- muser, noun
- museful, adjective
- musefully, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for muse (2 of 3)
a goddess that inspires a creative artist, esp a poet
British Dictionary definitions for Muse (3 of 3)
Greek myth any of nine sister goddesses, each of whom was regarded as the protectress of a different art or science. Daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the nine are Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania
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