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Widow meaning

widow - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. In various games, any extra hand or part of a hand, as one dealt to the table.
  2. 2. A woman who has lost her husband by death, and has not married again; one living bereaved of a husband.
  3. 3. Widowed.
  4. 4. To deprive of one who is loved; to strip of anything beloved or highly esteemed; to make desolate or bare; to bereave.
  5. 5. To endow with a widow's right.
  6. 6. To become, or survive as, the widow of.
  7. 7. To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; - rarely used except in the past participle.
  8. 8. A woman whose husband is dead.
  9. 9. To bereave of a husband: bereave.

widow - examples of usage

  1. As if mother was a real widow!" - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. " She said she was going across the common to old Widow Jackson's," his mother answered him, " and you may find her either there or on the way to the village." - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. " Those young ladies," she said, in an absent kind of way, to the little widow, who was standing beside her, " it is a pleasant life they live. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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