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Meaning of mew

mew

Pronunciation: (my), [key]
— n.
  1. the tiny, high-pitched sound a cat or kitten makes.
  2. the characteristic sound a gull makes.
—v.i.
  1. to make a mew or emit a similar sound.

mew

Pronunciation: (my), [key]
— n.
  1. a small gull, Larus canus, of Eurasia and northwestern North America. Also called

mew

Pronunciation: (my), [key]
— n.
  1. a cage for hawks, esp. while molting.
  2. a pen in which poultry is fattened.
  3. a place of retirement or concealment.
    1. (formerly) an area of stables built around a small street.
    2. a street having small apartments converted from such stables.
—v.t.
  1. to shut up in or as in a mew; confine; conceal (often fol. by up).

mew

Pronunciation: (my), [key]
— v.t., v.i.
  1. to shed (feathers); to molt.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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