- a short last line of a paragraph, especially 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.Compare orphan (def. 4).
- to endow with a widow's right.
- to survive as the widow of.
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Origin of widow
OTHER WORDS FROM widowwid·ow·ly, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH widowwidow , widower
Words nearby widow
How to use widow in a sentence
Since becoming a widow, Mahira has been living alone with her children in a small village in Mewat, Haryana.
Mel Kahn, a Florida widower, asked for the property tax exemption that state law allowed only to widows.
Ginsburg represented widower Stephen Wiesenfeld in challenging a Social Security Act provision that provided parental benefits only to widows with minor children.
Thanks to a new, substantially funded initiative led by his widow, Denise Bradley-Tyson, and the American Heart Association, Bernard Tyson’s work and message have been given an afterlife.Bernard Tyson’s profound impact continues even after his death—through a new social investment fund|cleaf2013|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Benedict’s husband would die of a heart attack—which also allowed her, as a widow, to move toward a tenured professorship at Columbia, something denied to married women at the time.Gender Is What You Make of It - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Charles King|August 5, 2020|Nautilus
That was accomplished by cops such as the one whose picture was clutched so tightly by his widow on Sunday.
How many will be there for the young widow of Wenjian Liu, married only two months?Any Outrage Out There for Ramos and Liu, Protesters?|Mike Barnicle|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Liu had been married just two months before and his wife now stood in this Brooklyn hospital, a sudden widow because of a madman.
Marjorie Wilkes Huntley was a New Age feminist, a widow, and a librarian.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Around Passover 2011, Dalia, who is now 40, had just lost her husband and was suddenly a single widow with four songs.The Sisterhood of Bulletproof Stockings: It’s Ladies’ Night for Hasidic Rockers|Emily Shire|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
Sometimes it was a young girl, again a widow; but as often as not it was some interesting married woman.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Joan Boughton, a widow, was burned for heresy; said to be the first female martyr of England.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow.
The cow happily recovered, which the widow entirely attributed to the efficacy of her pastor's prayer.
British Dictionary definitions for widow
Derived forms of widowwidowhood, noun
Word Origin for widow
Other Idioms and Phrases with widow
see grass widow.