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mew



Pronunciation: (myOO), [key]
n.
1. the tiny, high-pitched sound a cat or kitten makes.
2. the characteristic sound a gull makes.

v.i.
to make a mew or emit a similar sound.

mew



Pronunciation: (myOO), [key]
n.
a small gull, Larus canus, of Eurasia and northwestern North America. Also called mew' gull".

mew



Pronunciation: (myOO), [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.
4. mews, (usually used with a sing. v.) Chiefly Brit.
a. (formerly) an area of stables built around a small street.
b. a street having small apartments converted from such stables.

v.t.
Archaic.to shut up in or as in a mew; confine; conceal (often fol. by up).

mew



Pronunciation: (myOO), [key]
v.t., v.i.
to shed (feathers); to molt.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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