|1.||a woman who has survived her husband, esp one who has not remarried|
|2.||informal (usually with a modifier) a woman whose husband frequently leaves her alone while he indulges in a sport, etc: a golf widow|
|3.||printing Compare orphan a short line at the end of a paragraph, esp one that occurs as the top line of a page or column|
|4.||(in some card games) an additional hand or set of cards exposed on the table|
|5.||to cause to become a widow|
|6.||to deprive of something valued or desirable|
|[Old English widuwe; related to German Witwe, Latin vidua (feminine of viduus deprived), Sanskrit vidhavā]|
to be treated with kindness (Ex. 22:22; Deut. 14:29; 16:11, 14; 24:17, 19-21; 26:12; 27:19, etc.). In the New Testament the same tender regard for them is inculcated (Acts 6:1-6; 1 Tim. 5:3-16) and exhibited.