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muse / myoōz/ • v. [intr.] be absorbed in thought: he was musing on the problems he faced. ∎  [with direct speech] say to oneself in a thoughtful manner: “I think I've seen him somewhere before,” mused Rachel. ∎  (muse on) gaze thoughtfully at. • n. dated an instance or period of reflection. DERIVATIVES: mus·ing·ly adv.

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Muse

Muse / myoōz/ • n. (in Greek and Roman mythology) each of nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over the arts and sciences. ∎  (muse) a woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.

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muse

muse1 be absorbed in thought. XIV. — (O)F. muser † meditate, waste time, trifle:- Rom. *musāre, presumably rel. to medL. mūsum (see MUZZLE), but the sense-development is not obvious.

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Mnemosyne (nēmŏs´Ĭnē, nēmŏz´–), in Greek mythology, the personification of memory. She was a Titan, daughter of Uranus and Gaea. The Muses were her daughters by Zeus.

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Muse, muse2 goddess inspiring learning and the arts; a poet's inspiring goddess. XIV. — (O)F. muse or L. mūsa — Gr. moûsa.

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Muse (in Greek and Roman mythology) each of nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over the arts and sciences.

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Mnemosyne in Greek mythology, the mother of the Muses; one of the Titans, and the personification of memory.

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