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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Widow


WIDOW, noun [Latin See Wide.] A woman who has lost her husband by death. Luke 2:37.

WIDOWs chamber, in London, the apparel and furniture of the bed-chamber of the widow of a freeman, to which she is entitled.

WIDOW, verb transitive

1. To bereave of a husband; but rarely used except in the participle.

2. To endow with a widows right. [Unusual.]

3. To strip of any thing good.

The widowd isle in mourning--