from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man whose wife has died and who has not remarried.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A man whose wife has died (and who has not re-married); masculine of widow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A man who has lost his wife by death, and has not married again.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man who has lost his wife by death.
- n. See the quotation.
- n. One who or that which widows or bereaves.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried
The story sounds familiar enough, widower is framed by killer, widower goes on the run.
Ramsey Ryker, a retired widower, is having nightmares and seeing a ghost in "Horrible Imaginings".
The widow or widower is released from the marriage contract by death ( 'til death do us part), but may continue to have an emotional connection to the deceased.
If we had known that I don't suppose we would have called him, for a widower is even worse in a congregation than a single man.
The widower is at liberty when his wife dies; but he mourns for her in the same way, by cutting his hair off.
49 I am not aware that this vivisepulture of the widower is the custom of any race, but the fable would be readily suggested by the Sati (Suttee) - rite of the Hindus.
Royce alleged that since the widower is the slayer of Juliana M.
Even if St. Joseph was an older widower, which is in doubt, his marriage to the Blessed Virgin, who at fourteen was of marriagable age, was not contrary to either Natural Law or the civil law of his country.
According to Libby, some said that the first night he slept there as a widower was the first anniversary of the day that his wife was murdered.
Now I think the man ought to have the rental value of one-third of the woman's maiden property or real estate, and it ought to be called the widower's dower.