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widow

1. a woman who has survived her husband, esp one who has not remarried
2. (in some card games) an additional hand or set of cards exposed on the table

What does it mean when you dream about a widow?

It has been said that a woman dreaming about being a widow can represent either fear of losing a husband or a desire to be free of one’s marriage. The same meaning can be extended to a man dreaming about being a widower.

References in classic literature ?
If the widow goes to her cupboard and finds it bare," Richard answered, "her spiritual outlook we may admit will be affected.
Pretty soon I wanted to smoke, and asked the widow to let me.
The widow followed their conquering march with a proud eye, and every now and then Rowena said to herself with deep satisfaction, "And to think they are ours--all ours
Then he remembered that the Widow Douglas had been kind to him more than once, and maybe these men were going to murder her.
Thus tossing to and fro, they might have been fancifully compared to a splendid bunch of flowers, suddenly shaken by a puff of wind, which threatened to scatter the leaves of an old, brown, withered rose, on the same stalk with two dewy buds,--such being the emblem of the widow between her fair young bridemaids.
If his lordship dies first,' the lawyer proceeded, 'I have been informed that the only provision he can make for his widow consists in a rent-charge on the property of no more than four hundred a year.
You should see me when I have not been crying," said the Widow.
His entrance was followed by that of the widow, whose lamentations filled the room.
And the widow, too,' added Mr Nickleby, 'and all three in London, confound them; all three here, Newman.
For this purpose they had cast their eyes on that fair widow, whom, though we have not for some time made any mention of her, the reader, we trust, hath not forgot.
Much conversation passed too among the acquaintances of the Osborne family, who knew of the rupture between the son and father caused by the former's marriage, as to the chance of a reconciliation with the young widow.
They who knew the Maypole story, and could remember what the widow was, before her husband's and his master's murder, understood it well.