Mewed
Mew \Mew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mewing}.] [OE. muen, F. muer, fr. L. mutare to change, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Mew} a cage, {Molt}.] To shed or cast; to change; to molt; as, the hawk mewed his feathers. [1913 Webster]

Nine times the moon had mewed her horns. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mewed — in·ter·mewed; …   English syllables

  • mewed — mjuː n. sound a cat makes; sea gull; cage for hawks; place of confinement or shelter v. make or imitate the sound of a cat; shed or cast off (feathers), change; shut up in or conceal …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Mew — Mew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mewing}.] [OE. muen, F. muer, fr. L. mutare to change, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Mew} a cage, {Molt}.] To shed or cast; to change; to molt; as, the hawk mewed his feathers. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mewing — Mew Mew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mewing}.] [OE. muen, F. muer, fr. L. mutare to change, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Mew} a cage, {Molt}.] To shed or cast; to change; to molt; as, the hawk mewed his feathers.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mew — Mew, v. t. [From {Mew} a cage.] To shut up; to inclose; to confine, as in a cage or other inclosure. [1913 Webster] More pity that the eagle should be mewed. Shak. [1913 Webster] Close mewed in their sedans, for fear of air. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brindle — This article concerns animal color. For the village in England, see Brindle, Lancashire.Brindle is a coat coloring pattern in animals, particularly dogs, cats, cattle, and, rarely, horses. It is sometimes described as tiger striped , although the …   Wikipedia

  • mews — [myo͞oz] pl.n. 〚after the Mews, the royal stables in London, built on the site where royal hawks were mewed: see MEW1〛 [usually with sing. v.] Chiefly Brit. a) stables or carriage houses, now often converted into dwellings, grouped around a court …   Universalium

  • mew — [[t]mju͟ː[/t]] mews, mewing, mewed VERB When a cat mews, it makes a soft high pitched noise. From somewhere, the kitten mewed …   English dictionary

  • Prey — Prey, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Preyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preying}.] [OF. preier, preer, L. praedari, fr. praeda. See {Prey}, n.] To take booty; to gather spoil; to ravage; to take food by violence. [1913 Webster] More pity that the eagle should be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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