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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 ​playingfootball or golf

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widowverb [T usually passive]

uk   /ˈwɪd.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/
If someone has been widowed, ​theirhusband or ​wife has ​died: He was widowed at the ​age of 52.
(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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