Wid"ow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Widowed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Widowing.]
1. To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; -- rarely used except in the past participle.
Though in thus city heShak.
Hath widowed and unchilded many a one,
Which to this hour bewail the injury.
2. To deprive of one who is loved; to strip of anything beloved or highly esteemed; to make desolate or bare; to bereave.
The widowed isle, in mourning,Dryden.
Dries up her tears.
Tress of their shriveled fruitsJ. Philips.
Are widowed, dreary storms o'er all prevail.
Mourn, widowed queen; forgotten Sion, mourn.Heber.
3. To endow with a widow's right.
4. To become, or survive as, the widow of.
Let me be married to three kings in a forenoon, and widowShak.
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