/ (mjuːz) /
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noun (functioning as singular or plural) mainly British
a yard or street lined by buildings originally used as stables but now often converted into dwellings
the buildings around a mews
informal an individual residence in a mews
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Word Origin for mews
C14: pl of mew ³, originally referring to royal stables built on the site of hawks' mews at Charing Cross in London
Words nearby mews
MeV, mevrou, mew, Mewar, mewl, mews, Mex., Mexicali, Mexican, Mexican American, Mexican bamboo
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How to use mews in a sentence
She knows she needs to do something to dispel her dark thoughts and decides on a visit to the Royal Mews after luncheon.Working in The Royal Archives and Dreaming Up a Novel|Tom Sykes|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His most recent job in London was at the Mews of Mayfair, where the kitchen put out elegant renditions of modern British cooking.Fresh Picks|Chris Rendell|October 4, 2011|DAILY BEAST
She showed the kitten to Eric, handling its tiny paws gently, hushing its plaintive mews with ridiculous pet names.The Medici Boots|Pearl Norton Swet
And beyond them the low houses of a mews which ran at the back.The Dark House|Georg Manville Fenn
There, after some trouble, he obtained information directing him to the neighbouring mews.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
The gulls and mews clamored rapturously, and squabbled with gay zest over the choicer prizes of their fishing.Kings in Exile|Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
A wild chorus of mews drowned his words, and with the mews were mingled the shrieks of the musk rats.