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Definition of 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

I'm part of the tribe who have said goodbye to one parent and are feeling a sense of responsibility for the one who remains - in my case, my mother. How do I make her time smoother, happier? How do I try to ease her, a widow, away from the dark well of grief without dishonoring the necessity of that grief?
Patti Davis

Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters. The elder was so much like her, both in looks and character, that whoever saw the daughter saw the mother.
Charles Perrault

Give us a chance to show you that those so-called protective laws to aid women - however well intentioned originally - have become in fact restraints, which keep wife, abandoned wife, and widow alike from supporting her family.
Martha Griffiths

Being a rock widow is not my job, so I would hire people to do it for me.
Courtney Love

Widow. The word consumes itself.
Sylvia Plath
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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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