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Definition of "mew" []

  • A cage for hawks, especially when molting. (noun)
  • A secret place; a hideaway. (noun)
  • A group of buildings originally containing private stables, often converted into residential apartments. (noun)
  • A small street, alley, or courtyard on which such buildings stand. (noun)
  • To confine in or as if in a cage. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mew" in a sentence
  • "September 26th, 2005 at 1: 39 am boo hoo baby its not our fault you are useless im in mew nealand and it works for me anyone can build a computer its a lot easier than configering your windows system one would think took me all of 30 sec"
  • "The seagull is also known as the mew, likewise an imitative name."
  • "The critic Christopher Ricks has pointed out that "mew" rather than the more correct "mews" is in fact an archaic word for "cage.""