1 cry like a cat; "the cat meowed" [syn: meow]
2 utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls
- Rhymes with: -juː
Etymology 1From mæw, cognate with Dutch meeuw, French mauve, mouette, West Frisian meau, German Möwe, Icelandic máfur, Lithuanian mevas, Polish mewa, and probably with Old Norse mār, Swedish mås, Danish måge, Norwegian måke, all derived from *maigwis.
- The crying sound of a cat; a meow.
crying sound of a cat
- Japanese: ニャア (nyā)
- In the context of "of a cat}} To meow.
The word mew can refer to:
The abbreviation MEW can refer to:
- Measure of Economic Welfare, the first measure of economic sustainability
- Mortgage equity withdrawal, the decision of consumers to borrow money against the 'real value' of their houses
- Modified early warning score, a score indicating how 'at risk' individual patients are
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead, American actress
mew in German: MEW
mew in French: Mew
mew in Italian: MEW
mew in Dutch: Mew
mew in Japanese: MEW
mew in Norwegian: Mew
mew in Polish: Mew
mew in Simple English: Mew
mew in Finnish: Mew
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