Mused
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. [1913 Webster]

He mused upon some dangerous plot. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. To wonder. [Obs.] --Spenser. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To consider; meditate; ruminate. See {Ponder}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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