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wid·ow

widow

 
 
pronunciation:
wI do
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a woman whose husband has died and who has not married again.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: widows, widowing, widowed
definition: to cause to become a widow.
The war widowed many women in the village.
derivation: widowhood (n.)
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  • widowed:
    having become a widow or widower.