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Definition of mew:

  1. 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.
  2. A gull, esp. the common British species ( Larus canus); called also sea mew, maa, mar, mow, and cobb.
  3. 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.
  4. The common cry of a cat.
  5. To cast the feathers; to molt; hence, to change; to put on a new appearance.
  6. To cry as a cat.
  7. To shed or cast; to change; to molt; as, the hawk mewed his feathers.
  8. To shut up; to inclose; to confine, as in a cage or other inclosure.

Synonyms:

Larus Canus, shut in, miaou, free, miaow, sea mew, shut up, immure, enclose, pen, miaul, meow, mew gull.

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