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mew 1

 (myo͞o)
n.
1. A cage for hawks, especially when molting.
2. A secret place; a hideaway.
3. mews(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. A group of buildings originally containing private stables, often converted into residential apartments.
b. A small street, alley, or courtyard on which such buildings stand.
v. mewed, mew·ing, mews
v.tr.
To confine in or as if in a cage.
v.intr.
To molt. Used of a hawk.

[Middle English meue, from Old French mue, from muer, to molt, from Latin mūtāre, to change; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

mew 2

 (myo͞o)
intr.v. mewed, mew·ing, mews
To make a high-pitched, crying sound, as that of a cat.
n.
A high-pitching crying sound, especially that of a cat.

[Middle English meuen, of imitative origin.]

mew 3

 (myo͞o)
n.
A migratory gull (Larus canus) that breeds in northern Eurasia and northwest North America.

[Middle English meue, from Old English mǣw, mēu.]

mew

(mjuː)
vb
(Zoology) (intr) (esp of a cat) to make a characteristic high-pitched cry
n
such a sound
[C14: imitative]

mew

(mjuː)
n
(Animals) any seagull, esp the common gull, Larus canus. Also called: mew gull or sea mew
[Old English mǣw; compare Old Saxon mēu, Middle Dutch mēwe]

mew

(mjuː)
n
(Falconry) a room or cage for hawks, esp while moulting
vb
1. (Falconry) (often foll by: up) to confine (hawks or falcons) in a shelter, cage, etc, usually by tethering them to a perch
2. (Falconry) (intr) (of hawks or falcons) to moult
3. to confine; conceal
4. (tr) obsolete to shed (one's covering, clothes, etc)
[C14: from Old French mue, from muer to moult, from Latin mūtāre to change]

mew1

(myu)
1. the cry of a cat.
2. the cry of a gull.
v.i.
3. to emit a mew.
[1275–1325]

mew2

(myu)

n.
a small gull, Larus canus, of Eurasia and NW North America.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English mǣwe, c. Old Saxon mēu, Middle Dutch mēwe]

mew3

(myu)

n.
1. a cage for hawks.
2. a place of retirement or concealment.
3. mews, (usu. with a sing. v.)
a. stables and usu. servants' quarters built around a courtyard.
b. a street having apartments converted from such stables.
c. a secluded street.
[1325–75; Middle English mue < Middle French, n. derivative of muer to molt]

mew


Past participle: mewed
Gerund: mewing

Imperative
mew
mew
Present
I mew
you mew
he/she/it mews
we mew
you mew
they mew
Preterite
I mewed
you mewed
he/she/it mewed
we mewed
you mewed
they mewed
Present Continuous
I am mewing
you are mewing
he/she/it is mewing
we are mewing
you are mewing
they are mewing
Present Perfect
I have mewed
you have mewed
he/she/it has mewed
we have mewed
you have mewed
they have mewed
Past Continuous
I was mewing
you were mewing
he/she/it was mewing
we were mewing
you were mewing
they were mewing
Past Perfect
I had mewed
you had mewed
he/she/it had mewed
we had mewed
you had mewed
they had mewed
Future
I will mew
you will mew
he/she/it will mew
we will mew
you will mew
they will mew
Future Perfect
I will have mewed
you will have mewed
he/she/it will have mewed
we will have mewed
you will have mewed
they will have mewed
Future Continuous
I will be mewing
you will be mewing
he/she/it will be mewing
we will be mewing
you will be mewing
they will be mewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mewing
you have been mewing
he/she/it has been mewing
we have been mewing
you have been mewing
they have been mewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mewing
you will have been mewing
he/she/it will have been mewing
we will have been mewing
you will have been mewing
they will have been mewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mewing
you had been mewing
he/she/it had been mewing
we had been mewing
you had been mewing
they had been mewing
Conditional
I would mew
you would mew
he/she/it would mew
we would mew
you would mew
they would mew
Past Conditional
I would have mewed
you would have mewed
he/she/it would have mewed
we would have mewed
you would have mewed
they would have mewed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mew - the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)mew - the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
2.mew - the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North Americamew - the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America
sea gull, seagull, gull - mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
genus Larus, Larus - type genus of the Laridae
Verb1.mew - cry like a cat; "the cat meowed"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
2.mew - utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagullsmew - utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

mew

verb
To confine within a limited area.Also used with up:
cage, coop (in or up), enclose, fence (in), immure, pen, shut in, shut up, wall (in or up).
Translations
مُواءيَموء
kňouratmňoukánímňoukat
mjavemjaven
mjálmmjálma
miaukimasmiaukti
ņaudēšanaņaudēt
miyavlamamiyavlamak

mew

[mjuː]
A. Nmaullido m
B. VImaullar, hacer miau

mew

[ˈmjuː] vi [cat] → miauler

mew

nMiau(en) nt
vimiauen

mew

[mjuː]
1. nmiagolio
2. vimiagolare

mew

(mjuː) verb
to make the cry of a (young) cat. The kittens mewed.
noun
such a cry.
References in classic literature ?
Tabitha became more and more distracted, and mewed dreadfully
The ass brayed, the dog barked, the cat mewed, and the cock screamed; and then they all broke through the window at once, and came tumbling into the room, amongst the broken glass, with a most hideous clatter
Now and then an ass brayed, pigs grunted, cats mewed, and the various noises they made seemed louder in the silence of the night; all which the enamoured knight took to be of evil omen; nevertheless he said to Sancho, "Sancho, my son, lead on to the palace of Dulcinea, it may be that we shall find her awake.