Definition of widower
: a man who has lost his wife by death and usually has not remarried
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The couple had been plagued with nasty comments from online users who were critical of their decision to get married less than a year and a half after Oswalt became a widower.
Nashville CMT, 9 ET/PT The musical series is moving on after the death of Rayna (Connie Britton) earlier this season, and now her widower Deacon (Charles Esten) is feeling pressure to do the same in this latest episode.
Since abandoning his plan to migrate with his daughter to the United States, Mr. Fuentes, a widower, has not found work here in the violent northern city of Choloma or in nearby San Pedro Sula.
J.K. Simmons stars as a grieving widower alongside Julie Delpy and Josh Wiggins in Kurt Voelker’s tightly focused feature.
Brendan Cox, the widower of the slain British parliamentarian Jo Cox, said both the far-right and Islamic extremists are propelled by polarization.
An elderly widower and his young son finally find work tending a large farm's cows.
Kelly’s family argued Spellman wasn’t in a close enough relationship with their brother to qualify as a widower.
But not all of Oswalt's set was dedicated to his experience as a widower.
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Origin and Etymology of widower
Middle English widewer, alteration of wedow widow, widower, from Old English wuduwa widower; akin to Old English wuduwe widow
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of widower for English Language Learners
: a man whose wife has died
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Definition of widower for Students
: a man whose wife is dead
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