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widownoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɪd.əʊ/ us   /ˈwɪd.oʊ/
B2 a woman whose husband or wife has died and who has not married again
fishing/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   /ˈwɪd.oʊ/
(Definition of widow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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widownoun [C]

us   /ˈwɪd·oʊ/
a woman whose husband has died and who has not married again
(Definition of widow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “widow”
in Korean 미망인…
in Arabic أرْمَلة…
in Malaysian balu…
in French veuve…
in Russian вдова, висячая строка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寡婦,孀婦,遺孀…
in Italian vedova…
in Turkish dul kadın…
in Polish wdowa, bękart…
in Spanish viuda…
in Vietnamese bà góa…
in Portuguese viúva…
in Thai แม่ม่าย…
in German die Witwe…
in Catalan vídua…
in Japanese 未亡人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 寡妇,孀妇,遗孀…
in Indonesian janda…
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