Definition of Mew

  • (n.) A gull, esp. the common British species (Larus canus); called also sea mew, maa, mar, mow, and cobb.
  • (v. t.) To shed or cast; to change; to molt; as, the hawk mewed his feathers.
  • (v. i.) To cast the feathers; to molt; hence, to change; to put on a new appearance.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To shut up; to inclose; to confine, as in a cage or other inclosure.
  • (v. i.) To cry as a cat.
  • (n.) The common cry of a cat.

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