Definition of Widow

1. Noun. A woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried.

Exact synonyms: Widow Woman
Specialized synonyms: Dowager, War Widow
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman
Derivative terms: Widowhood, Widowhood



2. Verb. Cause to be without a spouse. "The war widowed many women in the former Yugoslavia"
Generic synonyms: Leave, Leave Behind

Definition of Widow

1. n. A woman who has lost her husband by death, and has not married again; one living bereaved of a husband.

2. a. Widowed.

3. v. t. To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; -- rarely used except in the past participle.

4. n. In various games, any extra hand or part of a hand, as one dealt to the table.

5. n. A woman who has lost her husband by death, and has not married again; one living bereaved of a husband.

6. a. Widowed.

7. v. t. To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; -- rarely used except in the past participle.

8. n. In various games, any extra hand or part of a hand, as one dealt to the table.

Definition of Widow

1. Noun. A woman whose husband has died (and has not re-married); feminine of widower. ¹

2. Noun. (informal in combination) A woman whose husband is often away pursuing a sport, etc. ¹

3. Noun. (printing) A single line of type that ends a paragraph, carried over to the next page or column. ¹

4. Noun. type of venomous spider, of the genus Latrodectus ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To make a widow (or widower) of someone; to cause the death of one's spouse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Widow

1. to deprive of a husband [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Widow

1. 1. To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; rarely used except in the past participle. "Though in thus city he Hath widowed and unchilded many a one, Which to this hour bewail the injury." (Shak) 2. To deprive of one who is loved; to strip of anything beloved or highly esteemed; to make desolate or bare; to bereave. "The widowed isle, in mourning, Dries up her tears." (Dryden) "Tress of their shriveled fruits Are widowed, dreary storms o'er all prevail." (J. Philips) "Mourn, widowed queen; forgotten Sion, mourn." (Heber) 3. To endow with a widow's right. 4. To become, or survive as, the widow of. "Let me be married to three kings in a forenoon, and widow them all." (Shak) Origin: Widowed; Widowing. A woman who has lost her husband by death, and has not married again; one living bereaved of a husband. "A poor widow." Grass widow. See Grass. Widow bewitched, a woman separated from her husband; a grass widow. Widow-in-mourning, in London, the apparel and furniture of the bedchamber of the widow of a freeman, to which she was formerly entitled. Origin: OE. Widewe, widwe, AS. Weoduwe, widuwe, wuduwe; akin to OFries. Widwe, OS. Widowa, D. Weduwe, G. Wittwe, witwe, OHG. Wituwa, witawa, Goth. Widuw, Russ. Udova, OIr. Fedb, W. Gweddw, L. Vidua, Skr. Vidhava; and probably to Skr. Vidh to be empty, to lack; cf. Gr. A bachelor. Cf. Vidual. Widowed. "A widow woman." . "This widow lady." Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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