mews(redirected from Mews house)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
soft, high-pitched sounds of cats or kittens; characteristic sounds gulls make
Not to be confused with:
muse – think, ruminate on, dream, ponder, contemplate: I mused on his offer for a long time.
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
To confine in or as if in a cage.
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.]
intr.v. mewed, mew·ing, mews
To make a high-pitched, crying sound, as that of a cat.
A high-pitching crying sound, especially that of a cat.
[Middle English meuen, of imitative origin.]
A migratory gull (Larus canus) that breeds in northern Eurasia and northwest North America.
[Middle English meue, from Old English mǣw, mēu.]
n (functioning as singular or plural)
1. (Human Geography) a yard or street lined by buildings originally used as stables but now often converted into dwellings
2. the buildings around a mews
3. informal an individual residence in a mews
[C14: pl of mew3, originally referring to royal stables built on the site of hawks' mews at Charing Cross in London]
Mewsstable for horses, 1394; collection of hawks moulting, or hens and capons fattening. [From the cage for hawks when mewing or moulting, 1386.]
A small terrace of stables and staff accommodation in a cobbled street behind a row of rich town (especially London) houses.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||mews - street lined with buildings that were originally private stables but have been remodeled as dwellings; "she lives in a Chelsea mews"|
street - a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
A. NSING → callejuela f
B. CPD mews cottage N casa acondicionada en antiguos establos o cocheras