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 for muse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Muse \Muse\, n. [From F. musse. See Muset.]
     A gap or hole in a hedge, hence, wall, or the like, through
     which a wild animal is accustomed to pass; a muset.
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           Find a hare without a muse.              --Old Prov.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Muse \Muse\, n. [F. Muse, L. Musa, Gr. ?. Cf. Mosaic, n.,
     1. (Class. Myth.) One of the nine goddesses, daughters of
        Zeus and Mnemosyne, who presided over song and the
        different kinds of poetry, and also the arts and sciences;
        -- often used in the plural. At one time certain other
        goddesses were considered as muses.
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              Granville commands; your aid, O Muses, bring:
              What Muse for Granville can refuse to sing? --Pope.
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     Note: The names of the Muses and the arts they presided over
           were: Calliope (Epic poetry), Clio (History), Erato
           (Lyric poetry), Euterpe (music), Melpomene (Tragedy),
           Polymnia or Polyhymnia (religious music), Terpsichore
           (dance), Thalia (comedy), and Urania (astronomy).
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     2. A particular power and practice of poetry; the
        inspirational genius of a poet. --Shak.
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     3. A poet; a bard. [R.] --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Muse \Muse\, v. t.
     1. To think on; to meditate on.
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              Come, then, expressive Silence, muse his praise.
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     2. To wonder at. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Muse \Muse\, n.
     1. Contemplation which abstracts the mind from passing
        scenes; absorbing thought; hence, absence of mind; a brown
        study. --Milton.
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     2. Wonder, or admiration. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Muse \Muse\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mused; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Musing.] [F. muser to loiter or trifle, orig., to stand
     with open mouth, fr. LL. musus, morsus, muzzle, snout, fr. L.
     morsus a biting, bite, fr. mordere to bite. See Morsel, and
     cf. Amuse, Muzzle, n.]
     1. To think closely; to study in silence; to meditate.
        "Thereon mused he." --Chaucer.
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              He mused upon some dangerous plot.    --Sir P.
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     2. 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. --Daniel.
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     3. To wonder. [Obs.] --Spenser. --B. Jonson.
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     Syn: To consider; meditate; ruminate. See Ponder.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and
           Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science
      2: the source of an artist's inspiration; "Euterpe was his muse"
      v 1: 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" [syn: chew
           over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate,
           contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over,
           ruminate, speculate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "Muse":
     Apollo, Apollo Musagetes, Bragi, Calliope, Castilian Spring, Clio,
     Erato, Euterpe, Geist, Helicon, Hippocrene, Melpomene, Orpheus,
     Parnassus, Pierian Spring, Pierides, Polyhymnia, Polymnia,
     Terpsichore, Thalia, afflatus, artistic imagination, conception,
     creative imagination, creative power, creative thought, creativity,
     daemon, daimonion, demon, divine afflatus, esemplastic imagination,
     esemplastic power, fire of genius, genius, inspiration, muse,
     mythicization, mythification, mythopoeia, poesy, poetic genius,
     poetic imagination, sacred Nine, shaping imagination, soul, spirit,
     talent, the Muses, the Nine, tuneful Nine

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "muse":
     Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Parnassian, Polyhymnia,
     Terpsichore, Thalia, Walter Mitty, absence of mind,
     absentmindedness, absorption, abstractedness, abstraction,
     allude to, artistic imagination, bard, be absent, be abstracted,
     bemusement, blurt, blurt out, brood, brood over, brown study,
     call attention to, castle-building, chaw, chew over, chew the cud,
     cogitate, comment, conception, consider, contemplate,
     creative imagination, creative power, creative thought, daydream,
     daydreamer, daydreaming, debate, deliberate, depth of thought,
     digest, divagate, dream, dreaming, engrossment,
     esemplastic imagination, esemplastic power, evaluate, exclaim,
     excogitate, fantasy, fantasying, fit of abstraction, genius,
     go woolgathering, inspiration, interject, introspect, let drop,
     let fall, make reference to, meditate, mention, moon, mooning,
     moonraking, mull over, musefulness, musing, muted ecstasy,
     mythicization, mythification, mythopoeia, note, observe, opine,
     perpend, pipe dream, pipe-dream, pipe-dreaming, play around with,
     play with, poetic imagination, ponder, preoccupation, refer to,
     reflect, remark, reverie, revolve, roll, ruminate,
     shaping imagination, speak, speculate, stargaze, stargazing, stray,
     study, think about, think over, toy with, trance, turn over,
     wander, weigh, woolgathering

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

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