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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A source of inspiration.
verb intr.: To be absorbed in thought.
verb tr.: To think or say something thoughtfully.
noun: A state of deep thought.
For the first noun: In Greek mythology, the Muses were nine goddesses, each of whom presided over an art or science. A museum is, literally speaking, a shrine to the Muses. Earliest documented use: 1390. Some other words related to the Muses are terpsichorean and calliopean.
For the rest: From Old French muser (to meditate, to idle). Earliest documented use: 1500.
“She was his muse. His obsession. His everything. He stopped painting the day she left.”
Bella Andre; Now That I’ve Found You; Oak Press; 2016.
See more usage examples of muse in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism. -Earl Warren, jurist (1891-1974)