widow(redirected from Widow & orphan)
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You say that a woman is a widow when her husband has died and she has not married again.
When a man has died, you can refer to his wife as his widow.
You say that a man is a widower when his wife has died and he has not married again.
When a woman has died, you can refer to her husband as her widower.
Past participle: widowed
|Noun||1.||widow - 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
|Verb||1.||widow - cause to be without a spouse; "The war widowed many women in the former Yugoslavia"|
to be left a widow → quedar viuda, enviudar
Widow Newson (archaic) → la viuda de Newson
widow's pension → viudedad f, pensión f de viudedad
she was twice widowed → ha enviudado dos veces, quedó viuda dos veces
she has been widowed for five years → enviudó hace cinco años, quedó viuda hace cinco años
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)