Meow \Me*ow"\, v. i. & n. See 6th and 7th {Mew}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Meow — miaow, mew and others, are different spellings for one of the sounds made by cats. While cats occasionally vocalize to one another with purrs, growls, and screams, they generally communicate with one another through body language, and most commu …   Wikipedia

  • meow — (n.) representation of cat sound, 1842, earlier miaow, miau, meaw (1630s). Of imitative origin, Cf. Fr. miaou, Ger. miauen, Persian maw, Japanese nya nya, Arabic nau nau, and Joyce s mrkgnao. In Chinese, miau means cat. As a verb by 1630s, meaw,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • meow — or meou [mē ou′, myou] n. [echoic] the characteristic vocal sound made by a cat vi. to make such a sound …   English World dictionary

  • meow — 1. (meow) (1237↑, 443↓) Sound uttered by the Feline Species (cats). See examples for possible meanings. I m not fluent in Cat, but to date it seems to mean: 1. I m hungry, feed me. 2. Let me out, I gotta pee. 3. Nevermind, I just peed in your… …   Urban English dictionary

  • meow — /miˈaʊ/ (say mee ow) noun 1. the sound a cat makes. 2. Colloquial → meow meow. –verb (i) 3. to make such a sound. Also, miaow, miaou; British Rare, miaul /miˈaʊl/ (say mee owl). {imitative} …   Australian English dictionary

  • meow — See: CAT S MEOW …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • meow — See: CAT S MEOW …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • meow — Mew Mew, v. i. [Of imitative origin; cf. G. miauen.] To cry as a cat. [Written also {meaw}, {meow}.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meow — also miaow noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1582 1. the cry of a cat 2. a spiteful or malicious remark • meow intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • meow — See: cat s meow …   Словарь американских идиом

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