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
: 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
: to cause to become a widow or widower
: to survive as the widow of
: to deprive of something greatly valued or needed
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