mew definition

  • noun:
    • A cage for hawks, particularly when molting.
    • A secret location; a hideaway.
    • several structures originally containing personal stables, usually changed into residential flats.
    • A small road, alley, or courtyard upon which such buildings stand.
    • The crying sound of a cat; a meow.
    • A seagull (Larus canus) of northern Eurasia and northwest united states.
    • A gull, seagull.
    • A prison, or other host to confinement.
    • A hiding-place; a secret shop or den.
    • A cage for hawks, particularly while moulting.
    • A building or pair of structures where moulting birds tend to be kept.
    • The crying noise of a cat; a meow.
    • A gull, esp. the most popular British species (Larus canus); called additionally ocean mew, maa, mar, mow, and cobb.
    • A cage for hawks while mewing; a coop for fattening fowls; for this reason, any inclosure; somewhere of confinement or shelter; -- within the latter sense often within the plural.
    • A stable or range of stables for horses; -- ingredient found in the plural, so called from the royal stables in London, built on the website of this master's mews for hawks.
    • the normal weep of a cat.
    • A gull; a sea-mew. See cut under gull.
    • The cry of a cat.
    • A cage for wild birds while mewing or molting; ergo, any cage or coop for birds, especially for hawks.
    • thus An inclosure; a close location; someplace of retirement or confinement.
    • somewhere in which fowls were confined for fattening.
    • plural a well balanced. See mews.
    • A dialectal variation of mow.
    • The natural herb spignel.
    • the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    • the typical gull of Eurasia and northeastern the united states
  • verb-transitive:
    • To confine in or like in a cage.
    • To lose or throw; to improve; to molt.
    • To shut-up; to inclose; to limit, like in a cage or any other inclosure.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To molt. Applied of a hawk.
    • to really make the high-pitched, sobbing noise of a cat; meow.
    • To cast the feathers; to molt; for this reason, to alter; to place on a brand new appearance.
    • To cry as a cat.
  • verb:
    • To shut away, confine, secure.
    • To moult.
    • To meow.
    • utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls
    • weep like a cat
  • interjection:
    • A cat's weep.
  • others:
    • To cry as a cat.
    • To change (the covering or gown); particularly, to shed, as feathers; molt.
    • To shut up; confine, as in a cage or other inclosure; immure.
    • An obsolete or dialectal preterit of mow.

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