be widowed

Definition of be widowed

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

Word by Word Definitions

widowplay widowed
  1. :  a woman who has lost her husband by death and usually has not remarried

    :  grass widow

    :  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

    :  to survive as the widow of

    :  to deprive of something greatly valued or needed

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up be widowed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!