Definitions for Widowˈwɪd oʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a woman who has lost her husband by death and has not remarried.
(in cards) an additional hand or part of a hand, as one dealt to the table.
a short last line of a paragraph, esp. one less than half of the full measure or one consisting of only a single word. (esp. in word processing) the last line of a paragraph when it is carried over to the top of the following page.
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Ref: Compare orphan (def. 4) 4 .
a woman often left alone because her husband devotes his free time to a hobby or sport:
a golf widow.
(v.t.)to make (someone) a widow.
to deprive of anything cherished or needed.
Obs. to survive as the widow of.
Origin of widow:
bef. 900; ME wid(e)we, OE widuwe, wydewe, c. OS widowa, OHG wituwa, Go widuwo, L vidua, Skt vidhavā
widow, widow woman(verb)
a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried
cause to be without a spouse
"The war widowed many women in the former Yugoslavia"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a woman whose husband has died
the widow of the murdered man
A woman whose husband has died (and has not re-married); feminine of widower.
A woman whose husband is often away pursuing a sport, etc.
A single line of type that ends a paragraph, carried over to the next page or column.
type of venomous spider, of the genus Latrodectus
To make a widow (or widower) of someone; to cause the death of one's spouse.
Origin: From widewe, from widuwōn.
a woman who has lost her husband by death, and has not married again; one living bereaved of a husband
to reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; -- rarely used except in the past participle
to deprive of one who is loved; to strip of anything beloved or highly esteemed; to make desolate or bare; to bereave
to endow with a widow's right
to become, or survive as, the widow of
A widow is a woman whose spouse has died, while a widower is a man whose spouse has died. The state of having lost one's spouse to death is termed widowhood. This term can be used for either sex, at least according to some dictionaries, but the word widowerhood is also listed in some dictionaries. Occasionally, the word viduity is used. The adjective form for either sex is widowed. The treatment of widows around the world varies, but unequal benefits and treatment generally received by widows versus widowers globally has spurred an interest in the issue by human rights activists.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The wife of a golfer during the open season, unless she golfs, too. In that event the children are golf orphans.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Widow' in Nouns Frequency: #1830
Translations for Widow
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a woman whose husband is dead
My brother's widow has married again.
- viúvaPortuguese (BR)
- die WitweGerman
- dul kadınTurkish
- 寡婦Chinese (Trad.)
- bà góaVietnamese
- 寡妇Chinese (Simp.)
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