Muse, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mused p. pr. & vb. n. Musing.]
1. To think closely; to study in silence; to meditate. “Thereon mused he.”
He mused upon some dangerous plot. --Sir P. Sidney.
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.
3. To wonder. [Obs.]
Syn: -- To consider; meditate; ruminate. See Ponder.
adj : persistently or morbidly thoughtful [syn: brooding, broody,
contemplative, meditative, pensive, pondering,
n : a calm lengthy intent consideration [syn: contemplation, reflection,
reflexion, rumination, thoughtfulness]