Definition of mews noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mjuːz//
; NAmE NAmE//mjuːz//
(pl. mews) (British English) Types of road
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a short, narrow street with a row of stables (= buildings used to keep horses in) that have been made into small houses They live in St Mary’s Mews. See related entries: Types of road Word Originlate Middle English: plural of mew ‘a cage or building for training hawks’, originally referring to the royal stables on the site of the hawk mews at Charing Cross, London. The sense ‘converted dwellings’ dates from the early 19th cent. Culture Mews homes are usually small but they are considered very fashionable and are therefore expensive to buy or rent, especially in parts of central London such as Kensington and Chelsea.
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