Definition of Mew

1. Noun. The sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this).

Exact synonyms: Meow, Miaou, Miaow, Miaul
Generic synonyms: Cry
Derivative terms: Meow, Miaou, Miaow



2. Verb. Cry like a cat. "The cat meowed"
Exact synonyms: Meow
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Derivative terms: Meow

3. Noun. The common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America.
Exact synonyms: Larus Canus, Mew Gull, Sea Mew
Generic synonyms: Gull, Sea Gull, Seagull
Group relationships: Genus Larus, Larus

4. Verb. Utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls.
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter

Definition of Mew

1. n. A gull, esp. the common British species (Larus canus); called also sea mew, maa, mar, mow, and cobb.

2. v. t. To shed or cast; to change; to molt; as, the hawk mewed his feathers.

3. v. i. To cast the feathers; to molt; hence, to change; to put on a new appearance.

4. 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.

5. v. t. To shut up; to inclose; to confine, as in a cage or other inclosure.

6. v. i. To cry as a cat.

7. n. The common cry of a cat.

Definition of Mew

1. Noun. (obsolete) A gull, seagull. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A prison, or other place of confinement. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A hiding-place; a secret store or den. ¹

4. Noun. (context: falconry) A cage for hawks, especially while moulting. ¹

5. Noun. (context: falconry in the plural) A building or set of buildings where moulting birds are kept. ¹

6. Verb. (obsolete) To shut away, confine, lock up. ¹

7. Noun. The crying sound of a cat; a meow. ¹

8. Verb. (context: of a cat) To meow. ¹

9. Interjection. A cat's cry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mew

1. to confine [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: confine

Medical Definition of Mew

1. 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. Origin: 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 Mew. A gull, especially. The common British species (Larus canus). Synonym: sea mew, maa, mar, mow, and cobb. Origin: AS. Mw, akin to D. Meeuw, G. Mowe, OHG. Mh, Icel. Mar. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mew

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meusing
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mevalonates
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mevalonic acid
mevalonic aciduria
mevastatin
mevastatin hydroxylase
meve
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mevinolin
mevinphos
mew (current term)
mew gull
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mewl
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mewler
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