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.