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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.

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Shanti Sharma, 66, who was widowed at the age of 45, has been living in Vrindavan ever since.
Three years later, the women who had been recently widowed at the start of the study reported marked improvements in mental health and social activity, with smaller gains in physical health.
She was married for 33 years herself and has been widowed about 2 1/2 years.
Likewise, Briatiz Fernandez paid 2,800 reis for iron and other merchandise, but in her entry the record keeper added that she was a widowed lady, wife of [the late] Francisco Lopez of Porto.
Of course, one might suppose that the Widow has been widowed in a second marriage or that within Kamba kinship patterns Debba's "father" could be someone other than the husband of her mother--perhaps a paternal uncle.
Raven been a patron of the theater some years earlier, he might have seen George Chapman's The Widow's Tears (1604), in which Tharsalio defies the guards set to keep him away from the widowed countess Eudora, bribing and threatening his way into her presence to accost her with irresistible promises of carnal delight.
ABSTRACT: Sixty-four older women who had been widowed for several years were interviewed about their attitudes towards men and remarriage.
Once widowed, the women often confront a denial of inheritance and land rights, degrading and life-threatening mourning and burial rites and other forms of widow abuse.
Q Two years ago I was widowed and all my friends keep telling me that I should try to meet someone and get married again.