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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. 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.
  3. A particular power and practice of poetry.
  4. A poet; a bard.
  5. To think closely; to study in silence; to meditate.
  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 wonder.
  8. To think on; to meditate on.
  9. To wonder at.
  10. Contemplation which abstracts the mind from passing scenes; absorbing thought; hence, absence of mind; a brown study.
  11. Wonder, or admiration.

Muse Quotations

I'm not in control of my muse. My muse does all the work.
Ray Bradbury

The muse holds no appointments. You can never call on it. I don't understand people who get up at 9 o'clock in the morning, put on the coffee and sit down to write.
Glen Hansard

The essential truth is that sometimes you're worried that they'll find out it's a fluke, that you don't really have it. You've lost the muse or - the worst dread - you never had it at all. I went through all that madness early on.
Robin Williams

I think people inspire me the most. If I meet a person who is incredibly complex, and all of a sudden, I start thinking in rhymes, that person could be a muse.
Taylor Swift

You always need that spark of imagination. Sometimes I'm midway through a book before it happens. However, I don't wait for the muse to descend, I sit down every day and I work when I'm not delivering lambs on the farm.
Barbara Kingsolver
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Muse Translations

muse in Dutch is muze
muse in Finnish is runotar
muse in French is muse
muse in Spanish is musa
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