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Mew vs. Mews — What's the Difference?

Mew vs. Mews — What's the Difference?

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Mew

A cage for hawks, especially when molting.

Mews

Mews is a British name for a row or courtyard of stables and carriage houses with living quarters above them, built behind large city houses before motor vehicles replaced horses in the early twentieth century. Mews are usually located in desirable residential areas having been built to cater for the horses, coachmen and stable-servants of prosperous residents.

Mew

A secret place; a hideaway.

Mews

A cage for hawks, especially when molting.

Mew

A group of buildings originally containing private stables, often converted into residential apartments.
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Mews

A secret place; a hideaway.

Mew

A small street, alley, or courtyard on which such buildings stand.

Mews

A group of buildings originally containing private stables, often converted into residential apartments.

Mew

A high-pitching crying sound, especially that of a cat.

Mews

A small street, alley, or courtyard on which such buildings stand.

Mew

A migratory gull (Larus canus) that breeds in northern Eurasia and northwest North America.

Mews

A high-pitching crying sound, especially that of a cat.

Mew

To confine in or as if in a cage.

Mews

A migratory gull (Larus canus) that breeds in northern Eurasia and northwest North America.

Mew

To molt. Used of a hawk.

Mews

To confine in or as if in a cage.

Mew

To make a high-pitched, crying sound, as that of a cat.

Mews

To molt. Used of a hawk.

Mew

A gull, seagull.

Mews

To make a high-pitched, crying sound, as that of a cat.

Mew

(obsolete) A prison, or other place of confinement.

Mews

(British) An alley where there are stables; a narrow passage; a confined place.

Mew

(obsolete) A hiding place; a secret store or den.

Mews

(falconry) A place where birds of prey are housed.

Mew

(obsolete) A breeding-cage for birds.

Mews

Plural of mew

Mew

(falconry) A cage for hawks, especially while moulting.

Mews

An alley where there are stables; a narrow passage; a confined place.
Mr. Turveydrop's great room . . . was built out into a mews at the back.

Mew

A building or set of buildings where moulting birds are kept.

Mews

Street lined with building that were originally private stables but have been remodeled as dwellings;
She lives in a Chelsea mews

Mew

The crying sound of a cat; a meow, especially of a kitten.

Mew

The crying sound of a gull or buzzard.

Mew

(obsolete) An exclamation of disapproval; a boo.

Mew

(archaic) To shut away, confine, lock up.

Mew

(of a bird) To moult.
The hawk mewed his feathers.

Mew

To cause to moult.

Mew

To shed antlers.

Mew

To meow.

Mew

(of a gull or buzzard) To make its cry.

Mew

To flatten the tongue against the roof of the mouth for supposed health benefits.

Mew

A cat's (especially a kitten's) cry.

Mew

A gull's or buzzard's cry.

Mew

(archaic) An exclamation of disapproval; boo.

Mew

A gull, esp. the common British species (Larus canus); called also sea mew, maa, mar, mow, and cobb.

Mew

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.
Full many a fat partrich had he in mewe.
Forthcoming from her darksome mew.
Violets in their secret mews.

Mew

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.

Mew

The common cry of a cat.

Mew

To shed or cast; to change; to molt; as, the hawk mewed his feathers.
Nine times the moon had mewed her horns.

Mew

To cast the feathers; to molt; hence, to change; to put on a new appearance.
Now everything doth mew,And shifts his rustic winter robe.

Mew

To shut up; to inclose; to confine, as in a cage or other inclosure.
More pity that the eagle should be mewed.
Close mewed in their sedans, for fear of air.

Mew

To cry as a cat.

Mew

The sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)

Mew

The common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America

Mew

Cry like a cat;
The cat meowed

Mew

Utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls

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