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Definition of Widow

Widow

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

Widow Quotations

It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.
Dolores Ibarruri

You meet a lot of people and have a lot of experiences, and they color you and stay with you - but I'm not the grieving widow. Life is much more complicated and interesting and full of zigs and zags than that.
Emmylou Harris

Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be living alone as the President's widow?
Jackie Kennedy

I should say, one of the things about being a widow or a widower, you really, really need a sense of humor, because everything's going to fall apart.
Joyce Carol Oates

Memory, in widow's weeds, with naked feet stands on a tombstone.
Aubrey de Vere
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Widow Translations

widow in Afrikaans is weduwee
widow in Dutch is weduwe
widow in Finnish is leskirouva
widow in French is veuve
widow in German is Witwe
widow in Spanish is viuda

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