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Definitions of widow

  1. To deprive of one who is loved; to strip of anything beloved or highly esteemed; to make desolate or bare; to bereave. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To endow with a widow's right. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To become, or survive as, the widow of. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; - rarely used except in the past participle. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To bereave or deprive of a husband by death. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To bereave of a husband: to strip of anything valued. "Widow in old English was both masculine and feminine. The word was afterwards limited in application to women, because the position of a widow is so often of a dressing character; and when it became necessary to distinguish a man who had lost his wife by a single word, the masculine suffix was added to the recognized feminine widow."-E. Adams. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To bereave of a husband: bereave. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To make a widow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. In various games, any extra hand or part of a hand, as one dealt to the table. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A woman who has lost her husband by death, and has not married again; one living bereaved of a husband. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A woman whose husband has died and who has not remarried. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A woman without or bereft of her husband by death. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A woman whose husband is dead. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. A woman who has lost her husband by death and is still unmarried. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A woman who has lost her husband by death. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Widowed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for widow

  1. It was Widow Thrale's grandfather's. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  2. Lionel was married, and had three children- two girls and a boy: 'has, ' I should say, for I imagine they're all alive- the widow too. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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