AskDefine | Define meow

Dictionary Definition

meow n : the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this) [syn: mew, miaou, miaow] v : cry like a cat; "the cat meowed" [syn: mew]

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English

Etymology

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

  • /miˈaʊ/, /mi"aU/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ

Alternative spellings

Interjection

meow
  1. The cry of a cat.
  2. Said in reply to a spiteful comment.

Translations

cry of a cat
said in reply to a spiteful comment

Noun

  1. The cry of a cat.

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Verb

  1. Of a cat, to make its cry.

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Extensive Definition

Meow, miaow, miao 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 communications we would recognize as "meow" are specifically for human interaction.
"Meow" may also refer to:

See also

=Other languages=
meow in Spanish: Miau
meow in French: Miaou
meow in Simple English: Meow

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