Definitions for dowagerˈdaʊ ə dʒər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dowager(noun)

    a widow holding property received from her deceased husband

Wiktionary

  1. dowager(Noun)

    A widow holding property or title derived from her late husband.

  2. dowager(Noun)

    Any lady of dignified bearing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dowager(noun)

    a widow endowed, or having a jointure; a widow who either enjoys a dower from her deceased husband, or has property of her own brought by her to her husband on marriage, and settled on her after his decease

  2. Dowager(noun)

    a title given in England to a widow, to distinguish her from the wife of her husband's heir bearing the same name; -- chiefly applied to widows of personages of rank

  3. Origin: [OF. douagiere, fr. douage dower. See Dower.]

Freebase

  1. Dowager

    A dowager is a widow who holds a title or property, or dower, derived from her deceased husband. As an adjective, "dowager" usually appears in association with monarchical and aristocratic titles. In loose popular usage, dowager as a stand-alone noun may be used to refer to any elderly widow, especially one who is wealthy or behaves with dignity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dowager

    dow′a-jėr, n. a widow with a dower or jointure: a title given to a widow to distinguish her from the wife of her husband's heir. [O. Fr. douagere—Low L. dotarium—L. dotāre, to endow.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dowager in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dowager in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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