widower
noun Etymology: Middle English widewer, alteration of wedow widow, widower, from Old English wuduwa widower; akin to Old English wuduwe widow Date: 14th century a man who has lost his wife by death and usually has not remarried

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  • widower — A man whose wife died while he was married to her and and who has not remarried. Category: Personal Finance & Retirement Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009 …   Law dictionary

  • widower — [wid′ō ər] n. [ME widewer, extended < wedow, widower < OE widewa, masc. of widewe, WIDOW] a man who has outlived the woman to whom he was married at the time of her death; esp., such a man who has not remarried widowerhood n …   English World dictionary

  • Widower — Wid ow*er, n. A man who has lost his wife by death, and has not married again. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • widower — mid 14c., extended from WIDOW (Cf. widow). The O.E. masc. form was widewa …   Etymology dictionary

  • widower — ► NOUN ▪ a man who has lost his wife by death and has not married again …   English terms dictionary

  • widower — n. a grass widower * * * a grass widower …   Combinatory dictionary

  • widower — UK [ˈwɪdəʊə(r)] / US [ˈwɪdoʊr] noun [countable] Word forms widower : singular widower plural widowers a man whose wife has died and who has not married again …   English dictionary

  • widower — See widow, widower …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • widower — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. surviving husband, wifeless husband, dead woman s husband, grass widower*, widowman*; see also husband , man 2 , survivor …   English dictionary for students

  • widower — wid|ow|er [ˈwıdəuə US douər] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: widow widower (11 19 centuries), from Old English wuduwa] a man whose wife has died and who has not married again …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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