Definition of mew:
- A cage for hawks while mewing; a coop for fattening fowls; hence, any inclosure; a place of confinement or shelter; - in the latter sense usually in the plural.
- A gull, esp. the common British species ( Larus canus); called also sea mew, maa, mar, mow, and cobb.
- A stable or range of stables for horses; - compound used in the plural, and so called from the royal stables in London, built on the site of the king's mews for hawks.
- The common cry of a cat.
- To cast the feathers; to molt; hence, to change; to put on a new appearance.
- To cry as a cat.
- To shed or cast; to change; to molt; as, the hawk mewed his feathers.
- To shut up; to inclose; to confine, as in a cage or other inclosure.
- ululate (part of speech: verb)
- ululation (part of speech: noun)
- "Menhardoc", George Manville Fenn.
- "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.
- "The Frozen Deep", Wilkie Collins.