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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

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 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

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

For me, I used to be shy towards journalism because it wasn't poetry. And then I realized that the events that I covered in essays that became journalism were actually great because they inspired me, and they became my muse.
Alice Walker
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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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