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widow

noun [C] uk   /ˈwɪd.əʊ/ us    /-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

widow

verb [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.
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