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Definition 1: a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for widow in the sense of this definition

(widow is a kind of ...) an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

"the woman kept house while the man hunted"

(... is a kind of widow ) a widow holding property received from her deceased husband

(... is a kind of widow ) a woman whose husband has died in war

Definition 2: cause to be without a spouse - [verb of change]

Samples where widow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The war widowed many women in the former Yugoslavia

(widow is a kind of ...) be survived by after one's death

"He left six children" "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"

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