widow Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
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widownoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɪd.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/
B2 a woman whose husband or wife has died and who has not married againfishing/football/golf widow informal humorous a woman whose partner is often not at home because he or she is fishing or playing football or golf
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widowverb [T usually passive]

uk   /ˈwɪd.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/
If someone has been widowed, their husband or wife has died: He was widowed at the age of 52.
Translations of “widow”
in Arabic أرْمَلة…
in Korean 미망인…
in Malaysian balu…
in French veuve…
in Turkish dul kadın…
in Italian vedova…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寡婦,孀婦,遺孀…
in Russian вдова, висячая строка…
in Polish wdowa, bękart…
in Vietnamese bà góa…
in Spanish viuda…
in Portuguese viúva…
in Thai แม่ม่าย…
in German die Witwe…
in Catalan vídua…
in Japanese 未亡人…
in Indonesian janda…
in Chinese (Simplified) 寡妇,孀妇,遗孀…
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