There are 2 definitions of mew in English:

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Pronunciation: /mjuː
 
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verb

[no object]
(Of a cat or gull) make a characteristic high-pitched crying noise: cats mewing to be fed (as noun mewing) he heard mewing somewhere near the house
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  • The baby was found at 3am by a Spanish holidaymaker who thought he had heard a cat mewing.
  • That's because a cat began mewing from an alley nearby.
  • The old surveillance cat mewed pitifully on the way.
Synonyms

noun

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The high-pitched cry of a cat or gull: a kitten’s mew
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  • There was a high-pitched mew, and one of the kitten's paws slashed up against the girl's right hand.
  • It sounded like a faint mew of a kitten, but I wasn't really sure.
  • He's big now, but he has a faint purr, a tiny kitten peeping mew.

Origin

Middle English: imitative.

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There are 2 definitions of mew in English:

mew2

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Pronunciation: /mjuː
 
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Falconry

noun

(usually mews)
A cage or building for trained hawks, especially while they are moulting.
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  • Bobby hoisted his one-year-old son, Aidan, into a backpack and went to transfer two pet hawks from their outdoor weathering perch to an indoor mews.
  • We do not have an outdoor mew to accommodate this size of bird and it's too cold outside for the condor now anyway.
  • It was quieter here, and more orderly, with falcon mews and kennels for the Baron's hunting dogs ranged against the wall.

verb

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1 [no object] (Of a trained hawk) moult: the eyasses clung dully to their leashes as if they were mewing
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  • The word itself derives from the royal stables at Charing Cross in London built on the site where the royal hawks were once moulted or mewed.
2 [with object] Confine (a trained hawk) to a cage or building while moulting: Raoul orders his tent to be pitched and his hawks to be mewed
2.1Confine (someone) in a restricting place or situation: a lovely wife mewed up in an Oxfordshire farmhouse
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  • We are also asked to believe that, out of shame at his daughter's disability, he mewed her and her late mother up in ever smaller, tighter rooms.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French mue, from muer 'to moult', from Latin mutare 'to change'.

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