The definition of a widow is a woman who is alive after her husband’s death.(noun)
An example of a widow is Jackie Kennedy after president John F. Kennedy was shot.
See widow in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME widwe < OE widewe, akin to Ger witwe, L vidua < IE *widhewo-, separated < base *weidh-, to separate: see divide
See widow in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English widewe
Origin: , from Old English widuwe.
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