be widowed

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of be widowed

used to say that a woman's husband dies before she does
  • She was widowed by the war.

Word by Word Definitions

widow play widowed
  1. : a woman who has lost her spouse or partner by death and usually has not remarried

  2. : grass widow

  3. : a woman whose spouse or partner leaves her alone or ignores her frequently or for long periods to engage in a usually specified activity

  1. : to cause to become a widow or widower

  2. : to survive as the widow of

  3. : to deprive of something greatly valued or needed


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