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Mew


MEW, noun A seafowl of the genus Larus; a gull.

MEW, noun A cage for birds; an inclosure; a place of confinement.

MEW, verb transitive [from the noun.] To shut up; to inclose; to confine, as in a cage or other inclosure.

More pity that the eagle should be mew'd.

Close mew'd in their sedans, for fear of air.

MEW, verb transitive [Latin muto and moto.] To shed or cast; to change; to molt. The hawk mewed his feathers.

Nine times the moon had mew'd her horns--

MEW, verb intransitive [Latin mugio.] To cry as a cat.

MEW, verb intransitive To change; to put on a new appearance.