HyperDic: muse

English > 3 senses of the word Muse / muse:
NOUNperson Musein ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne
cognitionmusethe source of an artist's inspiration
VERBcognitionmuse, chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculatereflect deeply on a subject / subject
Muse / muse > pronunciation
Soundsmyuw'z
Rhymesabuse ... values: 47 rhymes with uwz...
English > Muse: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningIn ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science.
InstancesCalliope(Greek mythology) the Muse of epic poetry
Clio(Greek mythology) the Muse of history
Erato(Greek mythology) the Muse of lyric and love / love poetry
Euterpe(Greek mythology) the Muse of music (or the flute)
Melpomene(Greek mythology) the Muse of tragedy
Polyhymnia(Greek mythology) the Muse of singing and mime and sacred dance
Terpsichore(Greek mythology) the Muse of the dance and of choral song
Thalia(Greek mythology) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
Urania(Greek mythology) the Muse of astronomy
BroaderGreek deityA deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
Spanishmusa, Musa
Catalanles Muses, musa
English > muse: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe source of an artist's inspiration.
Example"Euterpe was his muse"
Broadersource, seed, germAnything that provides inspiration for later work
Spanishmusa
Catalanmusa
Verbsmusereflect deeply on a subject / subject
English > muse: 3 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningReflect deeply on a subject / subject.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymschew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate
NarrowerbethinkConsider or ponder something carefully
cogitateConsider carefully and deeply
introspectReflect on one's own thoughts and feelings
premeditateThink or reflect beforehand or in advance
puzzleBe uncertain about
study, considerGive careful consideration to
theologize, theologisemake theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
wonder, questionplace in doubt or express doubtful speculation
Broaderthink, cogitate, cerebrateUse or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
Spanishcavilar, considerar, especular, meditar, ponderar, reflexionar, rumiar
Catalanespecular, meditar, ponderar, reflexionar, rumiar
Nounsmusethe source of an artist's inspiration
musera reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation
musinga calm, lengthy, intent consideration

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