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widow

wid·ow

widow

 
pronunciation:
wI do
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a woman whose husband has died and who has not married again.
She had become a widow at a young age but resolved never to remarry.This tragic accident left her a widow.The general's widow is still living.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: widowed, widowing, widows
definition: to make (a woman) a widow.
The war widowed many women.She was widowed by an auto accident.
derivation: widowhood (n.)
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  • widowed:
    having become a widow or widower.