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mews Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun street lined with buildings that were originally private stables but have been remodeled as dwellings
    • she lives in a Chelsea mews
  2. noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; miaow; mew; miaou; miaul.
  3. noun the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America
    mew; mew gull; Larus canus; sea mew.
  4. verb cry like a cat
    meow; mew.
    • the cat meowed
  5. verb utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls

Mews noun singular & plural
Prop. pl. of mew. See Mew a cage.
  1. An alley where there are stables; a narrow passage; a confined place. Eng.
    Mr. Turveydrop's great room... was built out into a mews at the back. Dickens.

Webster 1913

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