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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  persistently  or  morbidly  thoughtful  [syn:  {brooding},  {broody}, 
  {contemplative},  {meditative},  {pensive},  {pondering}, 
  {reflective},  {ruminative}] 
  n  :  a  calm  lengthy  intent  consideration  [syn:  {contemplation},  {meditation}, 
  {reflection},  {reflexion},  {rumination},  {thoughtfulness}] 

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