Meaning of widow
Pronunciation: (wid'ō), [key]
- a woman who has lost her husband by death and has not remarried.
- an additional hand or part of a hand, as one dealt to the table.
- a short last line of a paragraph, esp. one less than half of the full measure or one consisting of only a single word.
- the last line of a paragraph when it is carried over to the top of the following page away from the rest of the paragraph. Cf.orphan(def. 4).
- a woman often left alone because her husband devotes his free time to a hobby or sport (used in combination). Cf.
- to make (someone) a widow: She was widowed by the war.
- to deprive of anything cherished or needed: A surprise attack widowed the army of its supplies.
- to endow with a widow's right.
- to survive as the widow of.
- widow (Thesaurus)