Complete Definition of "widow"

English

Etymology
From the Old English widewe.

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-widow.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪdəʊ|-ɪdəʊ

Noun
en-noun

  1. A woman whose husband has died (and has not re-married)
  2. <!--NWomanWhoseHusbandIsOftenAway-->(informal, in combination) A woman whose husband is often away pursuing a sport etc

#* A golf-widow

  1. <!--NPrinting-->(printing) a single line of type, that ends a paragraph, carried over to the next page or column

Translations
trans-top|a woman whose husband has died
Albanian: t-|sq|ve|xs=Albanian
Arabic: ARchar|ارملة (ármala) f
Catalan: vidu f, m
Chinese: 寡婦, 寡妇 (guǎfù)
Croatian: t-|hr|udovica|f, t-|hr|udova|f
Dutch: t+|nl|weduwe|f
Esperanto: t-|eo|vidvino|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: lesk
Ewe: ahosi
Finnish: t+|fi|leski
French: t+|fr|veuve|f
German: t+|de|Witwe|f
Hindi: विद्वा (vidva)
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Hungarian: özvegy
Italian: t+|it|vedova|f
Japanese: 未亡人 (みぼうじん, mibōjin)
Korean: 홀어미 (horEomi), 과부 (寡婦, gwabu)
Livonian: leštnai, atrāita nai
Marathi: विद्वा (vidva)
Old Norse: ænkia (Eastern dialect), ekkia (Western dialect)
Portuguese: t+|pt|viúva|f
Russian: t-|ru|вдова|f|trvdová|scCyrl
Sanskrit: गतभर्तृका (gatabhartrrukā)
Slovene: t+|sl|vdova|f
Spanish: t+|es|viuda|f
Swedish: t+|sv|änka
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trans-top|a woman whose husband is often away
Finnish: t+|fi|leski
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trans-top|a line of type
Dutch: t+|nl|weduwe|f
Finnish: leskirivi
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Related terms
widower
widowhood

Derived terms
black widow

Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
to widow

  1. <!--VKill-->To make a widow (or widower) of someone; to cause the death of one's spouse.

Category:Death
Category:English transitive verbs

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