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Definition of muse:

  1. A gap or hole in a hedge, hence, wall, or the like, through which a wild animal is accustomed to pass; a muset.
  2. A particular power and practice of poetry.
  3. A poet; a bard.
  4. Contemplation which abstracts the mind from passing scenes; absorbing thought; hence, absence of mind; a brown study.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To think closely; to study in silence; to meditate.
  8. To think on; to meditate on.
  9. To wonder at.
  10. To wonder.
  11. Wonder, or admiration.


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