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Meaning of MEW

Pronunciation:  myoo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America
  2. [n]  the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
  3. [v]  utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls
 

MEW is a 3 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: Larus canus, meow, mew gull, miaou, miaow, sea mew
 
 See Also: cry, emit, genus Larus, gull, Larus, let loose, let out, sea gull, seagull, utter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mew\, n. [AS. m?w, akin to D. meeuw, G. m["o]we, OHG. m?h,
    Icel. m[=a]r.] (Zo["o]l.)
    A gull, esp. the common British species ({Larus canus});
    called also {sea mew}, {maa}, {mar}, {mow}, and {cobb}.
    
    
  2. \Mew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mewed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Mewing}.] [OE. muen, F. muer, fr. L. mutare to change, fr.
    movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Mew} a cage, {Molt}.]
    To shed or cast; to change; to molt; as, the hawk mewed his
    feathers.
    
          Nine times the moon had mewed her horns. --Dryden.
    
    
  3. \Mew\, v. i.
    To cast the feathers; to molt; hence, to change; to put on a
    new appearance.
    
          Now everything doth mew, And shifts his rustic winter
          robe.                                    --Turbervile.
    
    
  4. \Mew\, n. [OE. mue, F. mue change of feathers, scales, skin,
    the time or place when the change occurs, fr. muer to molt,
    mew, L. mutare to change. See 2d {Mew}.]
    1. A cage for hawks while mewing; a coop for fattening fowls;
       hence, any inclosure; a place of confinement or shelter;
       -- in the latter sense usually in the plural.
    
             Full many a fat partrich had he in mewe. --Chaucer.
    
             Forthcoming from her darksome mew.    --Spenser.
    
             Violets in their secret mews.         --Wordsworth.
    
    2. A stable or range of stables for horses; -- compound used
       in the plural, and so called from the royal stables in
       London, built on the site of the king's mews for hawks.
    
    
  5. \Mew\, v. t. [From {Mew} a cage.]
    To shut up; to inclose; to confine, as in a cage or other
    inclosure.
    
          More pity that the eagle should be mewed. --Shak.
    
          Close mewed in their sedans, for fear of air. --Dryden.
    
    
  6. \Mew\, v. i. [Of imitative origin; cf. G. miauen.]
    To cry as a cat. [Written also {meaw}, {meow}.] --Shak.
    
    
  7. \Mew\, n.
    The common cry of a cat. --Shak.
    
    
 
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