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Definition mew

Etymology 1

From Middle English mewe, mowe, meau, from Old English mǣw, from Proto-Germanic *maihwaz, *maiwaz (“seagull”) (compare West Frisian meau, mieu, Dutch meeuw, German Möwe), from *maiwijaną (“to shout, mew”) (compare Middle English mawen (“to shout, mew”), Middle Dutch mauwen, Middle High German māwen); akin to Latvian maût (“to roar”), Old Church Slavonic мꙑꙗти (myjati, “to mew”).

Noun

mew (plural mews)

  1. (archaic, poetic) A gull, seagull.

Etymology 2

From Middle English mewe, mue, mwe, from Anglo-Norman mue, muwe, and Middle French mue (“shedding feathers; cage for moulting birds; prison”), from muer (“to moult”).

Noun

mew (plural mews)

  1. (obsolete) A prison, or other place of confinement.
  2. (obsolete) A hiding place; a secret store or den.
  3. (obsolete) A breeding-cage for birds.
  4. (falconry) A cage for hawks, especially while moulting.
  5. (falconry, in the plural) A building or set of buildings where moulting birds are kept.
Verb

mew (third-person singular simple present mews, present participle mewing, simple past and past participle mewed)

  1. (archaic) To shut away, confine, lock up.
  2. (of a bird) To moult.
  3. (of a bird, obsolete) To cause to moult.
  4. (of a deer, obsolete) To shed antlers.

Etymology 3

Onomatopoeic.

Noun

mew (plural mews)

  1. The crying sound of a cat; a meow.
  2. The crying sound of a gull.
  3. (obsolete) An exclamation of disapproval; a boo.
Verb

mew (third-person singular simple present mews, present participle mewing, simple past and past participle mewed)

  1. (of a cat) To meow.
Interjection

mew

  1. A cat's cry.
  2. A gull's cry.
  3. (archaic) An exclamation of disapproval; boo.

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