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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. grievous distress, affliction, or trouble.

  2. an affliction:

    She suffered a fall, among her other woes.

  3. (interj.)(used to express grief, distress, or lamentation.)

Origin of woe:

bef. 900; ME wo (interj. and n.), OE (interj.), c. OS, OHG wē, ON vei, Go wai, L vae

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suffering, woe(noun)

    misery resulting from affliction

  2. woe, woefulness(noun)

    intense mournfulness


  1. woe(Noun)

    grief; sorrow; misery; heavy calamity.

  2. Origin: From wo, wei, wa, from wa, from wai, whence also German weh, Old High German wē, Old Norse vei. Compare Latin vae.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Woe(noun)

    grief; sorrow; misery; heavy calamity

  2. Woe(noun)

    a curse; a malediction

  3. Woe(adj)

    woeful; sorrowful

Anagrams of WOE

  1. owe

Translations for WOE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a cause of) grief or misery

He has many woes; He told a tale of woe.

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