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WIDOW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does widow mean? 

WIDOW (noun)
  The noun WIDOW has 1 sense:

1. a woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried

  Familiarity information: WIDOW used as a noun is very rare.


WIDOW (verb)
  The verb WIDOW has 1 sense:

1. cause to be without a spouse

  Familiarity information: WIDOW used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WIDOW (noun)


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Meaning:

A woman whose husband is dead especially one who has not remarried

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

widow; widow woman

Hypernyms ("widow" is a kind of...):

adult female; woman (an adult female person (as opposed to a man))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "widow"):

dowager (a widow holding property received from her deceased husband)

war widow (a woman whose husband has died in war)


WIDOW (verb)


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Meaning:

Cause to be without a spouse

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The war widowed many women in the former Yugoslavia

Hypernyms (to "widow" is one way to...):

leave; leave behind (be survived by after one's death)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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