Definition of 'widow'
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A widow is set to marry a homeless man she took pity on 40 years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is the perfect place for golf widows too. The Sun (2015)His brother suggested he marry a wealthy widow and settle down to write books. Christianity Today (2000)No longer do you become a footie widow at the weekends. The Sun (2014)My friend has recently become a widow. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There were steps, and two elderly widows took my arms on either side to steady themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's obviously better to be a golf divorcee than a golf widow. The Sun (2006)But will it be tamed to play the wealthy Viennese widow? Times, Sunday Times (2008)And if the woman is widowed, she finds herself in your position. Get the Best out of the Rest of Your Life (1990) Golf widows for a year, prize turkeys for a weekend. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His widow recalled finding his body and not crying for the cameras, insisting that the business would continue. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A widow sets out to honour her husband's last wish with a little help from her granddaughter. The Sun (2010) A WAR widow who lost her bomb disposal expert husband is a mother again. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'widow'
British English: widow /ˈwɪdəʊ/ NOUN
A widow is a woman whose husband has died.
She became a widow a year ago.
- American English: widow
- Arabic: أَرْمَلَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: viúva
- Chinese: 寡妇
- Croatian: udovica
- Czech: vdova
- Danish: enke
- Dutch: weduwe
- European Spanish: viuda
- Finnish: leskinainen
- French: veuve
- German: Witwe
- Greek: χήρα
- Italian: vedova
- Japanese: 未亡人
- Korean: 과부
- Norwegian: enke
- Polish: wdowa
- European Portuguese: viúva
- Romanian: văduvă
- Russian: вдова
- Spanish: viuda
- Swedish: änka
- Thai: แม่หม้าย
- Turkish: dul kocası/karısı ölmüş
- Ukrainian: вдова
- Vietnamese: bà góa
British English: widow VERB
If someone is widowed, their husband or wife dies.
More and more young men are widowed by cancer.
Definition of widow from the Collins English Dictionary
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