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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.
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mew 1

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.]

mew 2

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.]

mew 3

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

[Middle English meue, from Old English mǣw, mēu.]
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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]
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 stable for horses, 1394; collection of hawks moulting, or hens and capons fattening. [From the cage for hawks when mewing or moulting, 1386.]
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A small terrace of stables and staff accommodation in a cobbled street behind a row of rich town (especially London) houses.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
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[mjuːz] (Brit)
A. NSINGcallejuela f
B. CPD mews cottage N casa acondicionada en antiguos establos o cocheras
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n sing or pl (= houses) Siedlung ehemaliger zu modischen Wohnungen umgebauter Kutscherhäuschen (= street)Gasse f; (old, = stables) → Stall m, → Stallungen pl; a mews cottageein ehemaliges Kutscherhäuschen
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Yes, you did read that right, the mews house in the photo above which needs a lot of work done to it is on sale for a jaw-dropping [pounds sterling]2.5 million.
Fans of chef Gordon Ramsay's expletivelaced Noughties TV series The F Word should recognise the kitchen of this mews house, which was used to film some of the show's feature segments and interviews.
The six-bedroom mansion, which has a linked mews house at the rear and a garage, has also has its outside spaces upgraded, which now offer a large balcony and three terraces including a rooftop BBQ.
Fadi, who lives in George's PS6million mews house in London, wrote: "Goerge Micheal [sic] Items for sale if you interested please let me know.
The modernist property, which replaced an older mews house used as a workshop by painter David Hockney, also has two open-plan living areas, ground floor and basement work spaces, a private roof garden and a garage.
The Mews house is the former servants' quarters of a much larger property nearby, a fourbedroom Grade-II listed Georgian mansion that was later bought by Norman St John-Stevas, the leader of the House of Commons during Margaret Thatcher's time as Prime Minister.
It's a mews house he occupied during the early years of Madness and was bought by the current owner from the singer during the late 1980s.
Advertising the property online, a spokesman for Right Move wrote: "Courtneys are delighted to offer for sale this garage with planning soon to be submitted to the council, the planning application to be submitted is for a two-storey one-bedroom mews house.
The former footie ace and Victoria are currently renting a 23-million-dollar-Kensington mews house in West London.
LUXURIOUSLY appointed, this new-build mews house offers superb accommodation completed to a high specification.
They extended that property by buying an pounds 800,000 mews house behind it.
The property features a private 15m garden, 17m pool and a separate mews house with garage.