dowager

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dow·a·ger

 (dou′ə-jər)
n.
1. A widow who holds a title or property derived from her deceased husband.
2. An elderly woman of high social station.

[Obsolete French douagière, from douage, dower, from douer, to endow, from Latin dōtāre, from dōs, dōt-, dowry; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

dowager

(ˈdaʊədʒə)
n
1.
a. a widow possessing property or a title obtained from her husband
b. (as modifier): the dowager duchess.
2. a wealthy or dignified elderly woman
[C16: from Old French douagiere, from douage dower]

dow•a•ger

(ˈdaʊ ə dʒər)

n.
1. a woman who holds some title or property from her deceased husband.
2. an elderly woman of stately dignity.
adj.
3. pertaining to or characteristic of a dowager.
[1520–30; < Middle French douag(i)ere, derivative of douage dower]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dowager - a widow holding property received from her deceased husbanddowager - a widow holding property received from her deceased husband
widow, widow woman - a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried
Translations

dowager

[ˈdaʊədʒəʳ]
A. Nviuda f de un noble
B. CPD dowager duchess Nduquesa f viuda

dowager

[ˈdaʊədʒər] ndouairière f

dowager

n(adlige) Witwe; dowager duchessHerzoginwitwe f

dowager

[ˈdaʊədʒəʳ] nvedova titolata