in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science
the source of an artist's inspiration
"Euterpe was his muse"
chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate(verb)
reflect deeply on a subject
"I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
One of the nine Ancient Greek deities of the arts.
Origin: From muse, from Musa, from Μοῦσα.
a gap or hole in a hedge, hence, wall, or the like, through which a wild animal is accustomed to pass; a muset
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
a particular power and practice of poetry
a poet; a bard
to think closely; to study in silence; to meditate
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
to think on; to meditate on
to wonder at
contemplation which abstracts the mind from passing scenes; absorbing thought; hence, absence of mind; a brown study
wonder, or admiration
Origin: [From F. musse. See Muset.]
Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, which formed in 1994. The band consists of school friends Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard. Since the release of their 2006 album Black Holes and Revelations, keyboardist and percussionist Morgan Nicholls has performed live with the band. Muse are known for their energetic and extravagant live performances and their fusion of many music genres, including space rock, progressive rock, alternative rock, heavy metal, classical music and electronica. Muse have released six studio albums: Showbiz, Origin of Symmetry, Absolution, Black Holes and Revelations, The Resistance and The 2nd Law. They have also issued three live albums, Hullabaloo Soundtrack, which is also a compilation of B-sides, Absolution Tour, and HAARP, which documents the band's performances at Wembley Stadium in 2007. Black Holes and Revelations earned the band a Mercury Prize nomination and a third place finish in the NME Albums of the Year list for 2006. Muse have also won a collection of music awards throughout their history, including five MTV Europe Music Awards, six Q Awards, eight NME Awards, two Brit Awards—winning "Best British Live Act" twice, an MTV Video Music Award, four Kerrang! Awards and an American Music Award. They were also nominated for five Grammy Awards, of which they won Best Rock Album, for their fifth studio album The Resistance. Muse have sold over 15 million albums worldwide.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mūz, v.i. to study in silence: to be absent-minded: to meditate.—n. deep thought: contemplation: absence of mind: the inspiring power, as of a poet.—adj. Mused, bemused, muzzy, fuddled.—n. Mus′er.—adv. Mus′ingly. [Fr. muser, to loiter (It. musare); acc. to Diez and Skeat, from O. Fr. muse (Fr. museau), the snout of an animal. Others explain Fr. muser as from Low L. mussāre—L. mussāre, to murmur.]
mūz, n. one of the nine goddesses of poetry, music, and the other liberal arts—daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne: an inspiring poetic inspiration: (Milt.) an inspired poet.—Names of the Muses:—Calliope, of epic poetry; Clio, of history; Erato, of amatory poetry; Euterpe, of lyric poetry; Melpomene, of tragedy; Polyhymnia, of lyric poetry and eloquence; Terpsichore, of dancing; Thalia, of comedy; Urania, of astronomy. [Fr.,—L. musa—Gr. mousa.]
The numerical value of MUSE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of MUSE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A great beauty is a muse for the mind, a great mind a muse for the soul.
O for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards.
So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
But words came halting forth, wanting Inventions stayInvention, Natures child, fled step-dame Studys blows...Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite,Fool, said my Muse to me look in thy heart and write.
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- dumat, múzaCzech
- sinnieren, Muse, nachsinnen, nachdenklich sagen, grübelnGerman
- الهه شعر و موسیقیPersian
- runotar, haikailla, tuumia, lausua, muusa, mietiskellä, pohtiaFinnish
- muse, songer, égérieFrench
- meòraichScottish Gaelic
- 瞑想する, 熟考, 熟考するJapanese
- MuseLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- Muze, nadenken, mijmerenDutch
- dumać, muza, zastanawiać sięPolish
- musa, divagarPortuguese
- muza, музаSerbo-Croatian
- düşünceye dalmak, düşüncelere dalmak, derin derin düşünmekTurkish
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