Definition of mews in English:

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Pronunciation: /mjuːz/

noun (plural same)

1A row or street of houses or flats that have been converted from stables or built to look like former stables: an eighteenth-century mews [as modifier]: a mews house [in place names]: Eaton Mews
More example sentences
  • The entrance to the mews or garden flat is from the lane behind the main house, and it has the appearance of a country cottage.
  • One was the main road that went through town, the second, across, went through to the office buildings and apartments, and the third to a couple mews of town houses.
  • It was inevitable that a mock version of London property's most wanted house type - the mews - made its way to Malahide.
1.1A group of stables, typically with rooms above, built round a yard or along an alley.
Example sentences
  • It's called a mews rather than a laneway by the city, probably because it feels a lot more like a narrow street than an alley.
  • She claimed her week of vacation time but went to the Center anyway and spent her days sitting in the mews and outside in the weathering areas, listening for anything that Spike had to say.
  • The 419 square metre property includes a mews to the rear and parking for 11 cars.


Late Middle English: plural of mew2, originally referring to the royal stables on the site of the hawk mews at Charing Cross, London. The sense 'converted dwellings' dates from the early 19th century.

Words that rhyme with mews

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