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widow


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Widow  \Wid"ow\,  n.  [OE.  widewe,  widwe,  AS  weoduwe  widuwe, 
  wuduwe  akin  to  OFries  widwe,  OS  widowa,  D.  weduwe  G. 
  wittwe  witwe,  OHG.  wituwa  witawa  Goth.  widuw?,  Russ. 
  udova  OIr.  fedb,  W.  gweddw  L.  vidua,  Skr.  vidhav[=a];  and 
  probably  to  Skr.  vidh  to  be  empty,  to  lack;  cf  Gr  ?  a 
  bachelor.  ????.  Cf  {Vidual}.] 
  A  woman  who  has  lost  her  husband  by  death,  and  has  not 
  married  again  one  living  bereaved  of  a  husband.  ``A  poor 
  widow.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  {Grass  widow}.  See  under  {Grass}. 
 
  {Widow  bewitched},  a  woman  separated  from  her  husband;  a 
  grass  widow.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Widow-in-mourning}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  macavahu. 
 
  {Widow  monkey}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  South  American  monkey 
  ({Callithrix  lugens});  --  so  called  on  account  of  its 
  color,  which  is  black  except  the  dull  whitish  arms,  neck, 
  and  face,  and  a  ring  of  pure  white  around  the  face. 
 
  {Widow's  chamber}  (Eng.  Law),  in  London,  the  apparel  and 
  furniture  of  the  bedchamber  of  the  widow  of  a  freeman,  to 
  which  she  was  formerly  entitled. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Widow  \Wid"ow\,  a. 
  Widowed.  ``A  widow  woman.''  --1  Kings  xvii.  9.  ``This  widow 
  lady.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Widow  \Wid"ow\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Widowed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Widowing}.] 
  1.  To  reduce  to  the  condition  of  a  widow;  to  bereave  of  a 
  husband;  --  rarely  used  except  in  the  past  participle. 
 
  Though  in  thus  city  he  Hath  widowed  and  unchilded 
  many  a  one  Which  to  this  hour  bewail  the  injury. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  one  who  is  loved;  to  strip  of  anything 
  beloved  or  highly  esteemed;  to  make  desolate  or  bare;  to 
  bereave. 
 
  The  widowed  isle,  in  mourning,  Dries  up  her  tears. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Tress  of  their  shriveled  fruits  Are  widowed,  dreary 
  storms  o'er  all  prevail.  --J.  Philips. 
 
  Mourn,  widowed  queen;  forgotten  Sion,  mourn. 
  --Heber. 
 
  3.  To  endow  with  a  widow's  right  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  become  or  survive  as  the  widow  of  [Obs.] 
 
  Let  me  be  married  to  three  kings  in  a  forenoon,  and 
  widow  them  all  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Widow  \Wid"ow\,  n.  (Card  Playing) 
  In  various  games,  any  extra  hand  or  part  of  a  hand,  as  one 
  dealt  to  the  table. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  widow 
  n  :  a  woman  whose  husband  is  dead  especially  one  who  has  not 
  remarried  [syn:  {widow  woman}] 
  v  :  cause  to  be  without  a  spouse;  "The  war  widowed  many  women  in 
  the  former  Yugoslavia" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  WIDOW,  n.  A  pathetic  figure  that  the  Christian  world  has  agreed  to 
  take  humorously,  although  Christ's  tenderness  towards  widows  was  one 
  of  the  most  marked  features  of  his  character. 
 
 




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