Pronunciation: (wid'ō),[key] —n. 1. a woman who has lost her husband by death and has not remarried.
2. Cards.an additional hand or part of a hand, as one dealt to the table.
3. Print. a. a short last line of a paragraph, esp. one less than half of the full measure or one consisting of only a single word.
b. the last line of a paragraph when it is carried over to the top of the following page away from the rest of the paragraph. Cf. orphan (def. 4).
4. a woman often left alone because her husband devotes his free time to a hobby or sport (used in combination). Cf. golf widow.
—v.t. 1. to make (someone) a widow: She was widowed by the war. 2. to deprive of anything cherished or needed: A surprise attack widowed the army of its supplies. 3. Obs. a. to endow with a widow's right.
b. to survive as the widow of.