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wid·ow

 (wĭd′ō)
n.
1. A woman whose spouse has died and who has not remarried.
2. Informal A woman whose spouse is often away pursuing a sport or hobby.
3. An additional hand of cards dealt face down in some card games, to be used by the highest bidder. Also called kitty1.
4. Printing
a. A single, usually short line of type, as one ending a paragraph, carried over to the top of the next page or column.
b. A short line of type at the bottom of a page, column, or paragraph.
tr.v. wid·owed, wid·ow·ing, wid·ows
To make a widow or widower of.

[Middle English widewe, from Old English widuwe.]
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widowed

(ˈwɪdəʊd)
adj
having become a widow or a widower
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Adj.1.widowed - single because of death of the spouse
unmarried, single - not married or related to the unmarried state; "unmarried men and women"; "unmarried life"; "sex and the single girl"; "single parenthood"; "are you married or single?"
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widowed

[ˈwɪdəʊd] ADJviudo
his widowed mothersu madre viuda
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

widowed

[ˈwɪdəʊd] adjdevenu(e) veuf(veuve)
He was widowed last year → Il est devenu veuf l'année dernière.
her recently widowed mother → sa mère, récemment devenue veuve, sa mère, veuve de fraîche date
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

widowed

adjverwitwet; a widowed mother of foureine Witwe mit vier Kindern
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

widowed

[ˈwɪdəʊd] adj(che è rimasto/a) vedovo/a
his widowed mother → sua madre (rimasta) vedova
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

widowed

adj viudo
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Once widowed, many women are invariably confronted by denial of inheritance and land rights.
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged everyone to reflect on the 'economic hardship and increased vulnerability' of widowed women and ensure 'they are not left out or left behind'.
No one remembers you were friends with that man before your husband died," she said.To those widowed at a young age, she advised them to chin up.
>> Widows group THE Anglesey & Gwynedd Widowers & Widows Social Group is a social group covering Anglesey, Bangor, Caernarfon and Llyn, set up for widowed people to enjoy life again in the company of other widowed people who understand.
Some were widowed young, while others were married for decades.
The Order of Widows (Ordo Viduarum) is composed of widows who live under a vow of widowed continence for the sake of the kingdom; they vow to never remarry after the death of their first husband, and this vow is publicly received by competent ecclesiastical authority.
Q Two years ago I was widowed and all my friends keep telling me that I should try to meet someone and get married again.
This committee is constituted to suggest steps and measures that could be taken to rehabilitate, compensate and make lives of the widowed women residing in Vrindavan better.
During the Liberation War, Pakistani occupation forces and their local collaborators carried out a massacre that widowed many in the small village.
In view of the existing literature on widowhood practices in Nigeria, the present work is an attempt at exposing its latent function of alienating widowed women.
In those days, the widowed became automatically poor.
"By the end of the first year after Tom died, I realized I wanted to help my widowed sisters who were going through this traumatic life transition," she explained.