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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  He  mused  upon  some  dangerous  plot.  --Sir  P. 
  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}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Muse  \Muse\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  think  on  to  meditate  on 
  Come  then,  expressive  Silence,  muse  his  praise. 
  2.  To  wonder  at  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  Find  a  hare  without  a  muse.  --Old  Prov. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Muse  \Muse\,  n.  [F.  Muse,  L.  Musa,  Gr  ?.  Cf  {Mosaic},  n., 
  1.  (Class.  Myth.)  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Muse  \Muse\,  n. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  in  ancient  mythology  any  of  9  daughters  of  Zeus  and 
  Mnemosyne;  protector  of  an  art  or  science  [syn:  {Muse}] 
  2:  the  source  of  an  artist's  inspiration;  "Euterpe  was  his 
  v  :  think  about  at  length  and  in  depth;  "I  mulled  over  the 
  events  of  the  afternoon"  [syn:  {chew  over},  {think  over}, 
  {meditate},  {ponder},  {contemplate},  {reflect},  {mull}, 
  {mull  over},  {ruminate},  {speculate}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Muse,  OK 
  Zip  code(s):  74949 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    {OR-parallel}  {logic  programming}. 

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