- 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).
verb (used with object), wid·owed, wid·ow·ing.
- 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, adjectiveun·wid·owed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH widowwidow , widower
Example sentences from the Web for widow
It was only this month, for example, that the last widow of a Civil War soldier died.
Lewin, the Illinois pawnbroker, told me about a widow in her 70s who has been coming to him every month for years, getting a $200 or $300 loan on a nice piece of jewelry to tide her over before her next Social Security check comes in.It’s easy to assume pawnshops are doing great in the pandemic. It’s also wrong.|Emily Stewart|November 30, 2020|Vox
Here’s royalty in the presence of Edith Royal, the widow of iconic coach Darrell Royal.Once obvious and thrilling, three college football coaching hires have lost their luster|Chuck Culpepper|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
In this sad and funny memoir, she shares the experience of mothering her son as a new widow.After losing two loved ones to covid-19, I turned to books. Here are 15 titles that helped me cope.|Zibby Owens|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Sahar’s new husband was a widow and sought a second wife who would raise his three children and take care of domestic tasks such as cleaning and cooking.
As many as one-sixth of the genocide survivors were widowed.
The killing of a widowed mother of 10 has been hanging over Gerry Adams for 40 years.Sinn Fein Boss Gerry Adams Wanted This Murder Bust|Ed Moloney|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was making the trip to visit his recently widowed mother.Two Chickens, an Old Guitar, and a Group of Strangers: A Life-Changing Feast in Brazil|Annabel Langbein|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Schieffer, who was living with his widowed mother and two younger siblings, was fast asleep in the middle of the day.
Her main character is a seventy-five-year-old woman, widowed, living alone in a remote beach town in Australia.Caught in Her Mind: Fiona McFarlane’s ‘The Night Guest’|Andrea Walker|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When widowed at the age of twenty, she had bravely assumed the care and bringing up of her son.Hawk Eye|David Cory
Nay, widowed is Cytherea, and idle are the Loves along the halls!Theocritus, Bion and Moschus|Theocritus
"Widowed and fatherless; God pity them," came in a low voice from a sad-faced woman, clad in the sable robes of mourning.Clemence|Retta Babcock
We catch again the earnest words with which she urged a visit there, even in the freshness of her widowed grief.Memoir of Mary L. Ware, Wife of Henry Ware, Jr.|Edward B. Hall
Not again will that widowed heart ache at the sound of New Year joy-bells, for their merry peal will ring above her grave.Mohawks, Volume 3 of 3|Mary Elizabeth Braddon
British Dictionary definitions for widow
verb (tr; usually passive)
Derived forms of widowwidowhood, noun
Word Origin for widow
Idioms and Phrases with widow
see grass widow.