Wid´ow Pronunciation: wĭd´ô
|n.||1.||A woman who has lost her husband by death, and has not married again; one living bereaved of a husband.|
|2.||(Card Playing) In various games (such as "hearts"), any extra hand or part of a hand, as one dealt to the table. It may be taken by one of the players under certain circumstances.|
|v. t.||1.||To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; - rarely used except in the past participle.|
|2.||To deprive of one who is loved; to strip of anything beloved or highly esteemed; to make desolate or bare; to bereave.|
|3.||To endow with a widow's right.|
|4.||To become, or survive as, the widow of.|
WIDOW. An unmarried woman whose husband is dead.
To dream that you are a widow
2. In legal writings, widow is an addition given to a woman who is
unmarried and whose husband is dead. The addition of spinster is given to a
woman who never was married. Lovel. on Wills, 269. See Addition. As to the
rights of a widow, seq Dower.
, forewarns of malicious people who mean trouble for you
, leave behind
, widow woman