Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
-Psalm 138:2, KJV
Download Bible Study Software

For a complete Scripture study system, try SwordSearcher Bible Software, which includes the unabridged version of this dictionary. Once you experience the swiftness and ease-of-use SwordSearcher gives you right on your own computer, combined with the most powerful search features available, you will never want to use the web to do online study again. Includes tens of thousands of topical, encyclopedic, and commentary entries all linked to verses, fully searchable by topic or verse reference.

Also try Daily Bible and Prayer to design your own Bible reading programs and track your prayer list.

KJV Dictionary / M / muse

KJV Dictionary Definition: muse

muse

MUSE, n. s as z. L. musa.

1. Properly, song; but in usage, the deity or power of poetry. Hence poets in modern times, as in ancient, invoke the aid of the Muse or Muses, or in other words,the genius of poetry.

Granville commands; your aid, O Muses, bring,

What Muse for Granville can refuse to sing?

2. Deep thought; close attention or contemplation which abstracts the minds from passing scenes; hence sometimes, absence of mind.

As in great muse, no word to creature spake.

He was fill'd

With admiration and deep muse to hear

Of things so high and strange.

MUSE, v.i. s as z. L. musso and mussito, to mutter or murmur, to demur, to be silent. The Greek signifies to press, or utter sound with the lips compressed. The latter verb belongs to a sound uttered through the nose or with close lips, or of the same family, L. mussitatio. The word then primarily denotes what we call humming, to hum, as persons do when idle, or alone and steadily occupied.

1. To ponder; to think closely; to study in silence.

He mused upon some dangerous plot.

I muse on the works of thy hands. Ps.143.

2. To be absent in mind; to be so occupied in study or contemplation, as not to observe passing scenes or things present.

3. To wonder.

Do not muse of me.

MUSE, v.t. To think on; to meditate on.

museful

MU'SEFUL, a. Thinking deeply or closely; silently thoughtful.

Full of museful mopings.

musing

MU'SING, ppr. Meditating in silence.

MU'SING, n. Meditation; contemplation.

Definitions from Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
Previous word: murrain. Next word: music.
@ Sign up for the AV1611.Com Newsletter
Must-Read Articles

Westcott & Hort
Magic Marker Binge

Would you do this to the Bible?

The Preeminence of Christ and Bible Translation

1st John 5:7: The best proof of the Trinity you might not have read!

Disarming the Saints: The Bible as Defective Weaponry

Recent Blog Posts
Recent Articles
Other Resources

Bible Study Software

Believing Study Blog

Learn more about Bible versions
This Site
Other Resources

Home & Intoduction
Articles
FAQ
Books
Verse Charts

Blog

Contact

Search

KJV Bible Dictionary
Online Text of the Bible
AV1611 Forum Archives

About Salvation
Freedom: God's Plan For Your Salvation

Believing Study
VerseClick
Bible Software
Bible Verses by Topic
Nave's Topical Bible
Bible Outlines
Links

"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read" —Isaiah 34:16, KJV

The Fundamental Top 500

Website ©2017 AV1611.COM's webmaster. Various texts copyrighted by their authors.
Please feel free to link to pages on this site, but do not copy articles without authors' permission.