[myoo-zing] /ˈmyu zɪŋ/
absorbed in thought; meditative.
verb (used without object), mused, musing.
to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject.
Archaic. to gaze meditatively or wonderingly.
verb (used with object), mused, musing.
to meditate on.
to comment thoughtfully or ruminate upon.
when intr, often foll by on or about. to reflect (about) or ponder (on), usually in silence
(intransitive) to gaze thoughtfully
(archaic) a state of abstraction
a goddess that inspires a creative artist, esp a poet
(Greek myth) any of nine sister goddesses, each of whom was regarded as the protectress of a different art or science. Daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the nine are Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania
late 14c., “complaint,” verbal noun from muse (v.). Meaning “pondering” is from mid-15c. Related: Musingly; musings.
“to reflect, to be absorbed in thought,” mid-14c., from Old French muser (12c.) “to ponder, dream, wonder; loiter, waste time,” literally “to stand with one’s nose in the air” (or, possibly, “to sniff about” like a dog who has lost the scent), from muse “muzzle,” from Gallo-Romance *musa “snout,” of unknown origin. Probably influenced in sense by muse (n.). Related: Mused; musing.
late 14c., protectors of the arts, from Old French Muse and directly from Latin Musa, from Greek Mousa, “the Muse,” also “music, song,” from PIE root *men- “to think, remember” (see mind (n.)). Meaning “inspiring goddess of a particular poet” is from late 14c. The traditional names and specialties of the nine Muses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, are: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (love poetry, lyric art), Euterpe (music, especially flute), Melpomene (tragedy), Polymnia (hymns), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), Urania (astronomy).
- Musculophrenic vein
musculophrenic vein n. Any of the veins that accompany the musculophrenic artery and drain blood from the upper abdominal wall, the lower intercostal spaces, and the diaphragm.
- Musculophrenic artery
musculophrenic artery mus·cu·lo·phren·ic artery (mŭs’kyə-lō-frěn’ĭk) n. An artery with its origin in the lateral terminal branch of the internal thoracic artery, with distribution to the diaphragm and the intercostal muscles, and with anastomoses to the branches of the pericardiacophrenic, and inferior phrenic.
noun 1. a small, hornless deer, Moschus moschiferus, of central Asia, the male of which secretes musk: now rare. noun 1. a small central Asian mountain deer, Moschus moschiferus. The male has long tusklike canine teeth and secretes musk
noun 1. . 2. an Australian duck, Biziura lobata, having a musky odor. noun 1. another name for Muscovy duck 2. a duck, Biziura lobata, inhabiting swamps, lakes, and streams in Australia. The male has a leathery pouch beneath the bill and emits a musky odour