Mew-gull



[myoo] /myu/

noun
1.
a small gull, Larus canus, of Eurasia and northwestern North America.
/mjuː/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (esp of a cat) to make a characteristic high-pitched cry
noun
2.
such a sound
/mjuː/
noun
1.
any seagull, esp the common gull, Larus canus Also called mew gull, sea mew
/mjuː/
noun
1.
a room or cage for hawks, esp while moulting
verb
2.
(transitive) often foll by up. to confine (hawks or falcons) in a shelter, cage, etc, usually by tethering them to a perch
3.
to confine, conceal
/mjuː/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (of hawks or falcons) to moult
2.
(transitive) (obsolete) to shed (one’s covering, clothes, etc)
v.

“make a sound like a cat,” early 14c., mewen, of imitative origin (cf. German miauen, French miauler, Italian miagolare, Spanish maullar, and see meow). Related: Mewed; mewing. As a noun from 1590s.
n.

“seagull,” Old English mæw, from Proto-Germanic *maigwis (cf. Old Saxon mew, Frisian meau, Middle Dutch and Middle Low German mewe, Dutch meeuw “gull”), imitative of its cry. Old French moue (Modern French mouette) and Lithuanian mevas are Germanic loan-words.

“cage,” c.1300, from Old French mue “cage for hawks, especially when molting,” from muer “to molt,” from Latin mutare “to change” (see mutable).

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