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wid·ow

 (wĭd′ō)
n.
1. A woman whose spouse has died and who has not remarried.
2. Informal A woman whose spouse is often away pursuing a sport or hobby.
3. An additional hand of cards dealt face down in some card games, to be used by the highest bidder. Also called kitty1.
4. Printing
a. A single, usually short line of type, as one ending a paragraph, carried over to the top of the next page or column.
b. A short line of type at the bottom of a page, column, or paragraph.
tr.v. wid·owed, wid·ow·ing, wid·ows
To make a widow or widower of.

[Middle English widewe, from Old English widuwe.]
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widow

(ˈwɪdəʊ)
n
1. (Law) a woman who has survived her spouse, esp one who has not remarried
2. (usually with a modifier) informal a woman whose spouse is often away from home indulging in a sport, etc: a golf widow.
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a short line at the end of a paragraph, esp one that occurs as the top line of a page or column. Compare orphan3
4. (Card Games) (in some card games) an additional hand or set of cards exposed on the table
vb (tr; usually passive)
5. to cause to become a widow or a widower
6. to deprive of something valued or desirable
[Old English widuwe; related to German Witwe, Latin vidua (feminine of viduus deprived), Sanskrit vidhavā]
ˈwidowhood n
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wid•ow

(ˈwɪd oʊ)

n.
1. a woman who has lost her husband by death and has not remarried.
2. (in cards) an additional hand or part of a hand, as one dealt to the table.
3.
a. a short last line of a paragraph, esp. one less than half of the full measure or one consisting of only a single word.
b. (esp. in word processing) the last line of a paragraph when it is carried over to the top of the following page. Compare orphan (def. 4).
4. a woman often left alone because her husband devotes his free time to a hobby or sport: a golf widow.
v.t.
5. to make (someone) a widow.
6. to deprive of anything cherished or needed.
7. Obs. to survive as the widow of.
[before 900; Middle English wid(e)we, Old English widuwe, wydewe, c. Old Saxon widowa, Old High German wituwa, Gothic widuwo, Latin vidua, Skt vidhavā]
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widow

widower
1. 'widow'

You say that a woman is a widow when her husband has died and she has not married again.

I had been a widow for five years.

When a man has died, you can refer to his wife as his widow.

His property had been left to his widow.
He visited the widow of an old school friend.
2. 'widower'

You say that a man is a widower when his wife has died and he has not married again.

He's a widower in his late forties.

When a woman has died, you can refer to her husband as her widower.

Ten years later her widower remarried.
The ceremony was attended by the widower of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carol Shields.
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widow


Past participle: widowed
Gerund: widowing

Imperative
widow
widow
Present
I widow
you widow
he/she/it widows
we widow
you widow
they widow
Preterite
I widowed
you widowed
he/she/it widowed
we widowed
you widowed
they widowed
Present Continuous
I am widowing
you are widowing
he/she/it is widowing
we are widowing
you are widowing
they are widowing
Present Perfect
I have widowed
you have widowed
he/she/it has widowed
we have widowed
you have widowed
they have widowed
Past Continuous
I was widowing
you were widowing
he/she/it was widowing
we were widowing
you were widowing
they were widowing
Past Perfect
I had widowed
you had widowed
he/she/it had widowed
we had widowed
you had widowed
they had widowed
Future
I will widow
you will widow
he/she/it will widow
we will widow
you will widow
they will widow
Future Perfect
I will have widowed
you will have widowed
he/she/it will have widowed
we will have widowed
you will have widowed
they will have widowed
Future Continuous
I will be widowing
you will be widowing
he/she/it will be widowing
we will be widowing
you will be widowing
they will be widowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been widowing
you have been widowing
he/she/it has been widowing
we have been widowing
you have been widowing
they have been widowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been widowing
you will have been widowing
he/she/it will have been widowing
we will have been widowing
you will have been widowing
they will have been widowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been widowing
you had been widowing
he/she/it had been widowing
we had been widowing
you had been widowing
they had been widowing
Conditional
I would widow
you would widow
he/she/it would widow
we would widow
you would widow
they would widow
Past Conditional
I would have widowed
you would have widowed
he/she/it would have widowed
we would have widowed
you would have widowed
they would have widowed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.widow - a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarriedwidow - a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried
dowager - a widow holding property received from her deceased husband
war widow - a woman whose husband has died in war
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
Verb1.widow - cause to be without a spouse; "The war widowed many women in the former Yugoslavia"
leave behind, leave - be survived by after one's death; "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
أَرْمَلَةأرْمَلَهتَتَرَمَّل
vdova
enkeblive enke
vidvino
lesk
leskileskinainen
udovicaudova
özvegyözvegyasszonymegözvegyül
ekkja
未亡人
과부
našlėnašlyspadaryti našlepadaryti našliu
atraitnekļūt/padarīt par atraitni
ovdovieťvdova
vdova
änka
แม่หม้าย
duldul kadındul kalmak
bà góa

widow

[ˈwɪdəʊ]
A. N
1.viuda f
to be left a widowquedar viuda, enviudar
Widow Newson (archaic) → la viuda de Newson
widow's pensionviudedad f, pensión f de viudedad
2. (fig) I'm a golf widowpaso mucho tiempo sola mientras mi marido juega al golf
all the cricket widows got together for teatodas las mujeres cuyos maridos estaban jugando al críquet se reunieron para tomar el té
B. VT to be widowedenviudar, quedar viudo/a
she was twice widowedha enviudado dos veces, quedó viuda dos veces
she has been widowed for five yearsenviudó hace cinco años, quedó viuda hace cinco años
C. CPD widow's peak Npico m de viuda
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

widow

[ˈwɪdəʊ] nveuve f
She's a widow → Elle est veuve.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

widow

n
Witwe f; to be left a widowals Witwe zurückbleiben; golf widow (hum)Golfwitwe f ? also grass widow
(Typ) → Hurenkind nt
vtzur Witwe/zum Witwer machen; she was twice widowedsie ist zweimal verwitwet
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

widow

[ˈwɪdəʊ]
1. nvedova
to be left a widow → restare vedova
she is a golf widow (hum) → è una vedova del gioco del golf
widow's peak → attaccatura dei capelli a forma di V (sulla fronte)
2. vt to be widowedrestare vedovo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

widow

(ˈwidəu) noun
a woman whose husband is dead. My brother's widow has married again.
verb
to cause to become a widow or widower. She/He was widowed in 1943.
ˈwidower noun
a man whose wife is dead.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

widow

أَرْمَلَة vdova enke Witwe χήρα viuda leskinainen veuve udovica vedova 未亡人 과부 weduwe enke wdowa viúva вдова änka แม่หม้าย dul bà góa 寡妇
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

widow

n. viuda.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

widow

n viuda
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.