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Definition of Muse

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

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
William Shakespeare

Illustrious acts high raptures do infuse, And every conqueror creates a muse.
Edmund Waller

I show up in my writing room at approximately 10 A.M. every morning without fail. Sometimes my muse sees fit to join me there and sometimes she doesn't, but she always knows where I'll be. She doesn't need to go hunting in the taverns or on the beach or drag the boulevard looking for me.
Tom Robbins

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

The biggest mistake you can make is assuming that creativity will hit you all at once and the muse will carry you to the end of the book on feather wings while 'Foster the People' plays gently in the background. Storytelling is work. Pleasurable work, usually, but it is work.
Maggie Stiefvater
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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