What does MEW mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meow, mew, miaou, miaow, miaul(noun)

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

  2. mew, mew gull, sea mew, Larus canus(verb)

    the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America

  3. meow, mew(verb)

    cry like a cat

    "the cat meowed"

  4. mew(verb)

    utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mew(noun)

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

  2. Mew(verb)

    to shed or cast; to change; to molt; as, the hawk mewed his feathers

  3. Mew(verb)

    to cast the feathers; to molt; hence, to change; to put on a new appearance

  4. Mew(noun)

    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

  5. Mew(noun)

    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

  6. Mew(verb)

    to shut up; to inclose; to confine, as in a cage or other inclosure

  7. Mew(verb)

    to cry as a cat

  8. Mew(noun)

    the common cry of a cat

  9. Origin: [Of imitative origin; cf. G. miauen.]


  1. Mew

    Mew is a Danish alternative rock band, consisting of Jonas Bjerre, Bo Madsen, and Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen. Bassist Johan Wohlert was also a founding member of the band, but left in 2006. Whilst their music may be classified as indie and on occasion progressive rock, the band's guitarist Bo Madsen refers to the band as "the world's only indie stadium band".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mew

    mū, n. a sea-fowl: a gull. [A.S. mǽw; Dut. meeuw, Ice. mâr, Ger. möwe; all imit.]

  2. Mew

    mū, v.i. to cry as a cat.—n. the cry of a cat.

  3. Mew

    mū, v.t. to change, as the covering or dress: to shed or cast: to confine, as in a cage.—v.i. to change: to cast the feathers: to moult.—n. a place for confining: a cage for hawks while mewing: generally in pl. a stable, because the royal stables were built where the king's falcons were kept. [O. Fr. mue, a changing, esp. of the coat or skin—muer, to mew—L. mutāre, to change.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MEW in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MEW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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