- when intr, often followed by on or about: to reflect (about) or ponder (on), usually in silence
- (intransitive) to gaze thoughtfully
- archaic a state of abstraction
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
muse /myuz/USA pronunciationv., mused, mus•ing.to think about or ponder quietly: [no object]He sat by the window, musing about the world.[used with quotations]"Maybe God doesn't play dice with the universe,'' he mused.
muse1 /myuz/USA pronunciationn. [countable]the imaginary force thought to provide inspiration to poets, writers, artists, etc.:waiting for the muse.
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muse /mjuːz/ vb
muse /mjuːz/ n
Muse /mjuːz/ n
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