Origin of widowerMiddle English widewer, extended from wedow, widower from Old English widewa, masculine of widewe, widow
A widower at his wife's grave.
The definition of a widower is man whose wife has died and who hasn’t remarried.
An example of a widower was the 10th U.S. president, John Tyler.
A man whose spouse has died and who has not remarried.
Origin of widowerMiddle English widewer from widewe widow ; see widow .
- But he was a widower when he died.
- He assumed the title of king of the Lombards, and having been a widower since 946, married Adelaide and negotiated with pope Agapetus II.
- He married in 1891 Annie Pitcairn, daughter of Harrington Robley, of Glasgow, by whom he had a family; but he was left a widower in 1909.
- The property rights of husband and wife are nearly equal; a wife may hold her property the same as if single, and a widower or a widow is entitled to the use for life of one-third of the real estate of which his or her deceased consort was seized at the time of his or her death.
- However doubtful such conjectures concerning his intentions may be, it is certain that immediately after his coronation Charles sought to establish friendly relations with Constantinople, and even suggested a marriage between himself and Irene, as he had again become a widower in 800.