to become a widow

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  • widow — ► NOUN 1) a woman who has lost her husband by death and has not married again. 2) humorous a woman whose husband is often away participating in a specified sport or activity: a golf widow. ► VERB (be widowed) ▪ become a widow or widower. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • widow — [wid′ō] n. [ME widwe < OE widewe, akin to Ger witwe, L vidua < IE * widhewo , separated < base * weidh , to separate: see DIVIDE] 1. a woman who has outlived the man to whom she was married at the time of his death; esp., such a woman… …   English World dictionary

  • widow — I. noun Etymology: Middle English widewe, from Old English wuduwe; akin to Old High German wituwa widow, Latin vidua, Sanskrit vidhavā, Latin videre to separate Date: before 12th century 1. a. a woman who has lost her husband by death and usually …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Widow's Palace, Plön — The old Widow s Palace in Plön The ducal Widow s Palace (German: Witwenpalais) in Plön in the north German state of Schleswig Holstein was the widow s seat of the Duchess Dorothea Christina (Dorothea Christine). During its history the building… …   Wikipedia

  • widow — noun 1》 a woman who has lost her husband by death and has not married again.     ↘humorous a woman whose husband is often away participating in a specified sport or activity: a golf widow. 2》 Printing a last word or short last line of a paragraph …   English new terms dictionary

  • widow — wid·ow || wɪdəʊ n. woman whose husband has died v. cause to become a widow or a widower because of the death of a spouse; take away something valuable wid·ow·er || wɪdəʊə(r) n. man whose wife has died …   English contemporary dictionary

  • WIDOW — (Heb. אַלְמָנָה, almanah; pl. אַלְמָנוֹת, almanot). Biblical Period The Hebrew substantive almanah, usually translated widow, often does not simply denote a woman whose husband is dead, but rather a once married woman who has no means of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Widow — Wid ow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Widowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Widowing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; rarely used except in the past participle. [1913 Webster] Though in thus city he Hath widowed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • widow —    A widow is no longer addressed by this term, though an examination of Shakespeare’s plays will show that it was common as a vocative in the seventeenth century. It occurs many times in Henry the Sixth Part Three (3:ii), the scene in which… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • widow — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ grieving ▪ elderly, middle aged, old, young ▪ rich, wealthy ▪ poor …   Collocations dictionary

  • become — verb Become is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑mood, ↑society, ↑weather Become is used with these nouns as the object: ↑addiction, ↑alcoholic, ↑archbishop, ↑burden, ↑caricature, ↑Catholic, ↑champion, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary


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