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Middle English, from Old English mǣw, from Proto-Germanic *maiwiz (cf. North Frisian [[meau, mieu#Patrono:Frr|meau, mieu]], Dutch meeuw, German Möwe, Müwe, Swedish mås), from *maiwjanan 'to shout, mew' (cf. Middle English mawen 'to shout, mew', Middle Dutch [[mauwen#Patrono:Dum|mauwen]], Middle High German [[māwen#Patrono:Gmh|māwen]]); of imitative origin, akin to Latvian maût 'to roar', Old Church Slavonic myjati 'to mew'.

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Mew

Plural
Mews

Mew (plural Mews)
  1. (obsolete) A gull, seagull.
    • Patrono:RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene, II.xii:
      A daungerous and detestable place, / To which nor fish nor fowle did once approch, / But yelling Meawes, with Seagulles hoarse and bace [...].
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From Patrono:Xno[[Category:Patrono:Xno derivations|Mew]] mue, muwe, and Middle French mue (shedding feathers; cage for moulting birds; prison), from muer (to moult).

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Mew

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Mews

Mew (plural Mews)
  1. (obsolete) A prison, or other place of confinement.
  2. (obsolete) A hiding-place; a secret store or den.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vii:
      Ne toung did tell, ne hand these handled not, / But safe I haue them kept in secret mew, / From heauens sight, and powre of all which them pursew.
  3. (falconry) A cage for hawks, especially while moulting.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, vol. I, New York 2001, p. 243:
      A horse in a stable that never travels, a hawk in a mew that seldom flies, are both subject to diseases; which, left unto themselves, are most free from any such encumbrances.
  4. (falconry, in plural) A building or set of buildings where moulting birds are kept.

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Onomatopoeic

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Mew

Plural
Mews

Mew (plural Mews)
  1. The crying sound of a cat; a meow.
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to Mew

Third person singular
Mews

Simple past
Mewed

Past participle
Mewed

Present participle
Mewing

to Mew (third-person singular simple present Mews, present participle Mewing, simple past and past participle Mewed)
  1. (of a cat) To meow.

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Mew

  1. A cat's cry.

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mew

  1. widoweres:mew

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