KJV Dictionary Definition: widow


WIDOW, n. L. See Wide. A woman who has lost her husband by death. Luke 2.

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

WIDOW, v.t.

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--



1. Bereaved of a husband by death.

2. Deprived of some good; stripped.

Trees of their shriveld fruits are widowd.


WIDOWER, n. A man who has lost his wife by death.


WIDOWING, ppr. Bereaving of a husband; depriving; stripping.