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widows (root: widow)


Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun widows has 1 sense

Verb widows has 1 sense


widowsn. [OE. widewe, widwe, AS. weoduwe, widuwe, wuduwe; akin to OFries. widwe, OS. widowa, D. weduwe, G. wittwe, witwe, OHG. wituwa, witawa, Goth. widuw, Russ. udova, OIr. fedb, W. gweddw, L. vidua, Skr. vidhavā; and probably to Skr. vidh to be empty, to lack; cf. Gr. "hi`qeos a bachelor. Vidual.].
  •  A woman who has lost her husband by death, and has not married again; one living bereaved of a husband.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  In various games (such as “hearts”), any extra hand or part of a hand, as one dealt to the table. It may be taken by one of the players under certain circumstances.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Grass widow. See under Grass. -- Widow bewitched, a woman separated from her husband; a grass widow. [Colloq.] -- Widow-in-mourning (Zoöl.), the macavahu. -- Widow monkey (Zoöl.), a small South American monkey (Callithrix lugens); -- so called on account of its color, which is black except the dull whitish arms, neck, and face, and a ring of pure white around the face. -- Widow's chamber (Eng. Law), in London, the apparel and furniture of the bedchamber of the widow of a freeman, to which she was formerly entitled.
     Widowed.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
widowsv. t. 
  •  To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; -- rarely used except in the past participle.  [1913 Webster]
    "Though in thus city he
    Hath widowed and unchilded many a one,
    Which to this hour bewail the injury.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To deprive of one who is loved; to strip of anything beloved or highly esteemed; to make desolate or bare; to bereave.  [1913 Webster]
    "The widowed isle, in mourning,
    Dries up her tears.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Tress of their shriveled fruits
    Are widowed, dreary storms o'er all prevail.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Mourn, widowed queen; forgotten Sion, mourn."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To endow with a widow's right.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To become, or survive as, the widow of.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let me be married to three kings in a forenoon, and widow
    them all.
    "  [1913 Webster]


widows, n. & v.
1 a woman who has lost her husband by death and has not married again.
2 a woman whose husband is often away on a specified activity (golf widow).
3 extra cards dealt separately and taken by the highest bidder.
4 Printing the short last line of a paragraph at the top of a page or column.
1 make into a widow or widower.
2 (as widowed adj.) bereft by the death of a spouse (my widowed mother).
3 (foll. by of) deprive of.

widow-bird a whydah. widow's cruse an apparently small supply that proves or seems inexhaustible (see
1 Kgs. 17:10-16). widow's mite a small money contribution (see Mark 12:42). widow's peak a V-shaped growth of hair towards the centre of the forehead. widow's weeds see WEEDS.
OE widewe, rel. to OHG wituwa, Skr. vidh{aacute}va, L viduus bereft, widowed, Gk eitheos unmarried man



n. A pathetic figure that the Christian world has agreed to take humorously, although Christ's tenderness towards widows was one of the most marked features of his character.




N divorce, divorcement, separation, judicial separation, separate maintenance, separatio a mensa et thoro, separatio a vinculo matrimonii, trial separation, breakup, annulment, widowhood, viduity, weeds, widow, widower, relict, dowager, divorcee, cuckold, grass widow, grass widower, merry widow.

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun walk has 7 senses

Verb walk has 10 senses


walkv. i. [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vālka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen.
  •  To move along on foot; to advance by steps; to go on at a moderate pace; specifically, of two-legged creatures, to proceed at a slower or faster rate, but without running, or lifting one foot entirely before the other touches the ground.  [1913 Webster]
    " In the walk of quadrupeds, there are always two, and for a brief space there are three, feet on the ground at once, but never four."  [1913 Webster]
    "At the end of twelve months, he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon."  [1913 Webster]
    "When Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to take one's exercise; to ramble.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be stirring; to be abroad; to go restlessly about; -- said of things or persons expected to remain quiet, as a sleeping person, or the spirit of a dead person; to go about as a somnambulist or a specter.  [1913 Webster]
    "I have heard, but not believed, the spirits of the dead
    May walk again.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "When was it she last walked?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be in motion; to act; to move; to wag.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
    "Do you think I'd walk in any plot?"  [1913 Webster]
    "I heard a pen walking in the chimney behind the cloth."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct one's self.  [1913 Webster]
    "We walk perversely with God, and he will walk crookedly toward us."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To move off; to depart.  [1913 Webster]
    "He will make their cows and garrans to walk."  [1913 Webster]
To walk in, to go in; to enter, as into a house. -- To walk after the flesh (Script.), to indulge sensual appetites, and to live in sin. Rom. viii. 1. -- To walk after the Spirit (Script.), to be guided by the counsels and influences of the Spirit, and by the word of God. Rom. viii. 1. -- To walk by faith (Script.), to live in the firm belief of the gospel and its promises, and to rely on Christ for salvation. 2 Cor. v. 7. -- To walk in darkness (Script.), to live in ignorance, error, and sin. 1 John i. 6. -- To walk in the flesh (Script.), to live this natural life, which is subject to infirmities and calamities. 2 Cor. x. 3. -- To walk in the light (Script.), to live in the practice of religion, and to enjoy its consolations. 1 John i. 7. -- To walk over, in racing, to go over a course at a walk; -- said of a horse when there is no other entry; hence, colloquially, to gain an easy victory in any contest.<-- = to win in a walk. --> -- To walk through the fire (Script.), to be exercised with severe afflictions. Isa. xliii. 2. -- To walk with God (Script.), to live in obedience to his commands, and have communion with him.
walkv. t. 
  •  To pass through, over, or upon; to traverse; to perambulate; as, to walk the streets.  [1913 Webster]
    "As we walk our earthly round."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to walk; to lead, drive, or ride with a slow pace; as, to walk one's horses; to walk the dog.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To subject, as cloth or yarn, to the fulling process; to full.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To put or keep (a puppy) in a walk; to train (puppies) in a walk.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  To move in a manner likened to walking.
    "She walked a spinning wheel into the house, making it use first one and then the other of its own spindling legs to achieve progression rather than lifting it by main force."
To walk one's chalks, to make off; take French leave. -- To walk the plank, to walk off the plank into the water and be drowned; -- an expression derived from the practice of pirates who extended a plank from the side of a ship, and compelled those whom they would drown to walk off into the water; figuratively, to vacate an office by compulsion. Bartlett.
  •  The act of walking, or moving on the feet with a slow pace; advance without running or leaping.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of walking for recreation or exercise; as, a morning walk; an evening walk.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Manner of walking; gait; step; as, we often know a person at a distance by his walk.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That in or through which one walks; place or distance walked over; a place for walking; a path or avenue prepared for foot passengers, or for taking air and exercise; way; road; hence, a place or region in which animals may graze; place of wandering; range; as, a sheep walk.  [1913 Webster]
    "A woody mountain . . . with goodliest trees
    Planted, with walks and bowers.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "He had walk for a hundred sheep."  [1913 Webster]
    "Amid the sound of steps that beat
    The murmuring walks like rain.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A frequented track; habitual place of action; sphere; as, the walk of the historian.  [1913 Webster]
    "The mountains are his walks."  [1913 Webster]
    "He opened a boundless walk for his imagination."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Conduct; course of action; behavior.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The route or district regularly served by a vender; as, a milkman's walk.  [1913 Webster]
  •  In coffee, coconut, and other plantations, the space between them.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  A place for keeping and training puppies.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


walk, v. & n.
1 intr. a (of a person or other biped) progress by lifting and setting down each foot in turn, never having both feet off the ground at once. b progress with similar movements (walked on his hands). c go with the gait usual except when speed is desired. d (of a quadruped) go with the slowest gait, always having at least two feet on the ground at once.
2 intr. a travel or go on foot. b take exercise in this way (walks for two hours each day).
3 tr. perambulate, traverse on foot at walking speed, tread the floor or surface of.
4 tr. a cause to walk with one. b accompany in walking. c ride or lead (a horse, dog, etc.) at walking pace. d take charge of (a puppy) at walk (see sense 4 of n.).
5 intr. (of a ghost) appear.
6 intr. Cricket leave the wicket on being out.
7 Baseball a intr. reach first base on balls. b tr. allow to do this.
8 intr. archaic live in a specified manner, conduct oneself (walk humbly; walk with God).
9 intr. US sl. be released from suspicion or from a charge.
1 a an act of walking, the ordinary human gait (go at a walk). b the slowest gait of an animal. c a person's manner of walking (know him by his walk).
2 a taking a (usu. specified) time to walk a distance (is only ten minutes' walk from here; it's quite a walk to the bus-stop). b an excursion on foot, a stroll or constitutional (go for a walk). c a journey on foot completed to earn money promised for a charity etc.
3 a a place, track, or route intended or suitable for walking; a promenade, colonnade, or footpath. b a person's favourite place or route for walking. c the round of a postman, hawker, etc.
4 a farm etc. where a hound-puppy is sent to accustom it to various surroundings.
5 the place where a gamecock is kept.
6 a part of a forest under one keeper.

in a walk without effort (won in a walk). walk about stroll. walk all over colloq.
1 defeat easily.
2 take advantage of.
walk away from
1 easily outdistance.
2 refuse to become involved with; fail to deal with.
3 survive (an accident etc.) without serious injury. walk away with colloq. = walk off with. walk the boards be an actor. walk the hospitals = walk the wards. walk in (often foll. by on) enter or arrive, esp. unexpectedly or easily.
walk into
1 colloq. encounter through unwariness (walked into the trap).
2 sl. archaic attack forcefully.
3 sl. archaic eat heartily.
walk it
1 make a journey on foot, not ride.
2 colloq. achieve something (esp. a victory) easily. walk Matilda see MATILDA.
walk off
1 depart (esp. abruptly).
2 get rid of the effects of (a meal, ailment, etc.) by walking (walked off his anger). walk a person off his or her feet (or legs) exhaust a person with walking.
walk off with colloq.
1 steal.
2 win easily. walk of life an occupation, profession, or calling.
1 (in full walk-on part) = walking-on part.
2 the player of this. walk on air see AIR.
walk out
1 depart suddenly or angrily.
2 (usu. foll. by with) Brit. archaic go for walks in courtship. walk-out n. a sudden angry departure, esp. as a protest or strike. walk out on desert, abandon.
walk over
1 colloq. = walk all over.
2 (often absol.) traverse (a racecourse) without needing to hurry, because one has no opponents or only inferior ones. walk-over n. an easy victory or achievement. walk the plank see PLANK. walk the streets 1 be a prostitute.
2 traverse the streets esp. in search of work etc. walk tall colloq. feel justifiable pride. walk up! a showman's invitation to a circus etc. walk-up US adj. (of a building) allowing access to the upper floors only by stairs.
--n. a walk-up building. walk up to approach (a person) for a talk etc. walk the wards be a medical student.
walkable adj.
OE wealcan roll, toss, wander, f. Gmc



Le Mans, agora, air lane, air race, airing, alameda, ambit, amble, ambulate, amphitheater, andante, ankle, area, arena, art, athletic field, auditorium, automobile race, background, bailiwick, bear garden, beat, beaten path, beaten track, berm, bicycle path, bicycle race, boardwalk, boat race, border, borderland, bowl, boxing ring, bridle path, bull ring, business, calling, campus, canvas, career, career building, careerism, catwalk, champaign, circle, circuit, circumambulate, circus, claudicate, claudication, cockpit, coliseum, colosseum, constitutional, contest of speed, course, craft, crawl, creep, cross-country race, cycle, dash, dead march, demesne, department, derby, discipline, dog race, dogtrot, domain, dominion, drag, drag along, drag out, drag race, droop, endurance race, esplanade, fastwalk, field, flight path, floor, flounce, foot, foot it, foot pavement, footpace, footpath, footrace, footway, forced march, forum, full circle, funeral march, gait, gallop, game, garden path, go dead slow, go slow, groove, ground, gym, gymnasium, hall, handicraft, heat, hemisphere, hike, hiking trail, hippodrome, hitch, hobble, hoof, hoof it, hurdle race, idle, inch, inch along, itinerary, jaunt, jaywalk, jog, jog on, jog trot, jog-trot, judicial circuit, jurisdiction, lap, laze, leg, leg it, leisurely gait, lifework, limp, line, line of business, line of work, lists, locale, lock step, loop, lumber, lumbering pace, lurch, mall, marathon, marathon race, march, marketplace, mat, match race, metier, milieu, mince, mincing steps, mission, mosey, motorcycle race, mush, mystery, number, obstacle race, occupation, open forum, orb, orbit, pace, pad, paddle, palaestra, pale, parade, parade ground, path, pathway, pedestrianize, perambulate, peripatetic journey, peripateticate, peripateticism, piaffer, pit, place, platform, plod, poke, poke along, potato race, practice, prado, prance, precinct, primrose path, prize ring, profession, promenade, province, public square, public walk, purlieu, pursuit, race, rack, racket, ramble, range, realm, regatta, relay, relay race, revolution, ring, road, road race, roll, round, round trip, rounds, route, run, runway, rut, sack race, saunter, scene, scene of action, scenery, schlep, scuttle, sea lane, setting, shamble, shortcut, shuffle, shuffle along, sidewalk, sidle, single-foot, site, slink, slither, slog, slouch, slow march, slow motion, slowness, specialization, specialty, speedway race, sphere, sprint, sprint race, squared circle, stadium, stage, stage set, stage setting, stagger, stagger along, stalk, step, stock-car race, stretch, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump, stump it, subdiscipline, swagger, swing, terrain, territory, theater, three-legged race, tilting ground, tiltyard, toddle, toddle along, torch race, totter, totter along, tour, towing path, towpath, track, track race, trade, trade route, trail, traipse, traject, trajectory, trajet, tramp, tread, troop, trot, trottoir, trudge, turn, velocity, vocation, waddle, walk of life, walking tour, walkway, work, worm, worm along, wrestling ring, yacht race




N business, occupation, employment, pursuit, what one is doing, what one is about, affair, concern, matter, case, matter in hand, irons in the fire, thing to do, agendum, task, work, job, chore, errand, commission, mission, charge, care, duty, part, role, cue, province, function, lookout, department, capacity, sphere, orb, field, line, walk, walk of life, beat, round, routine, race, career, office, place, post, chargeship, incumbency, living, situation, berth, employ, service, engagement, undertaking, vocation, calling, profession, cloth, faculty, industry, art, industrial arts, craft, mystery, handicraft, trade, exercise, work, avocation, press of business, businesslike, workaday, professional, official, functional, busy, on hand, in hand, in one's hands, afoot, on foot, on the anvil, going on, acting, in the course of business, all in one's day's work, professionally Adj, a business with an income at its heels, amoto quaeramus seria ludo, par negotiis neque supra.


N method, way, manner, wise, gait, form, mode, fashion, tone, guise, modus operandi, MO, procedure, path, road, route, course, line of way, line of road, trajectory, orbit, track, beat, tack, steps, stair, staircase, flight of stairs, ladder, stile, perron, bridge, footbridge, viaduct, pontoon, steppingstone, plank, gangway, drawbridge, pass, ford, ferry, tunnel, pipe, door, gateway, channel, passage, avenue, means of access, approach, adit, artery, lane, loan, alley, aisle, lobby, corridor, back-door, back-stairs, secret passage, covert way, vennel, roadway, pathway, stairway, express, thoroughfare, highway, turnpike, freeway, royal road, coach road, broad highway, King's highway, Queen's highway, beaten track, beaten path, horse road, bridle road, bridle track, bridle path, walk, trottoir, footpath, pavement, flags, sidewalk, crossroad, byroad, bypath, byway, cut, short cut carrefour, private road, occupation road, highways and byways, railroad, railway, tram road, tramway, towpath, causeway, canal, street, speedway, adv, how, in what way, in what manner, by what mode, so, in this way, after this fashion, one way or another, anyhow, somehow or other, by way of, via, in transitu, on the high road to, hae tibi erunt artes.


N conduct, behavior, deportment, comportment, carriage, maintien, demeanor, guise, bearing, manner, observance, dealing, transaction, business, tactics, game, game plan, policy, polity, generalship, statesmanship, seamanship, strategy, strategics, plan, management, husbandry, housekeeping, housewifery, stewardship, menage, regime, economy, economics, political economy, government, execution, manipulation, treatment, campaign, career, life, course, walk, race, record, course of conduct, line of conduct, line of action, line of proceeding, role, process, ways, practice, procedure, modus operandi, MO, method of operating, method, path, conducting, strategical, businesslike, practical, executive.


N arena, field, platform, scene of action, theater, walk, course, hustings, stare, boards, amphitheater, Coliseum, Colosseum, Flavian amphitheater, hippodrome, circus, race course, corso, turf, cockpit, bear garden, playground, gymnasium, palestra, ring, lists, tiltyard, tilting ground, Campus Martins, Champ de Allars, campus, boxing ring, canvas, theater of war, seat of war, battle-field, battle-ground, field of battle, field of slaughter, Aceldama, camp, the enemy's camp, trusting place.


N region, sphere, ground, soil, area, field, realm, hemisphere, quarter, district, beat, orb, circuit, circle, reservation, pale, compartment, department, clearing, (property) &c 780 (Government), 1 arena, precincts, enceinte, walk, march, patch, plot, parcel, inclosure, close, field, court, enclave, reserve, preserve, street, clime, climate, zone, meridian, latitude, biosphere, lithosphere, territorial, local, parochial, provincial, regional.


VB be in motion, move, go, hie, gang, budge, stir, pass, flit, hover about, hover round, hover about, shift, slide, glide, roll, roll on, flow, stream, run, drift, sweep along, wander, walk, change one's place, shift one's place, change one's quarters, shift one's quarters, dodge, keep going, keep moving, put in motion, set in motion, move, impel, propel, render movable, mobilize.


N journey, travel, traveling, wayfaring, campaigning, journey, excursion, expedition, tour, trip, grand tour, circuit, peregrination, discursion, ramble, pilgrimage, hajj, trek, course, ambulation, march, walk, promenade, constitutional, stroll, saunter, tramp, jog trot, turn, stalk, perambulation, noctambulation, noctambulism, somnambulism, outing, ride, drive, airing, jaunt, equitation, horsemanship, riding, manege, ride and tie, basophobia, roving, vagrancy, pererration, marching and countermarching, nomadism, vagabondism, vagabondage, hoboism, gadding, flit, flitting, migration, emigration, immigration, demigration, intermigration, wanderlust, plan, itinerary, guide, handbook, guidebook, road book, Baedeker, Bradshaw, Murray, map, road map, transportation guide, subway map, procession, cavalcade, caravan, file, cortege, column, vehicle, automobile, train, bus, airplane, plane, autobus, omnibus, subway, motorbike, dirt bike, off-road vehicle, van, minivan, motor scooter, trolley, locomotive, legs, feet, pegs, pins, trotters, traveler, depot, railway station, station, traveling, ambulatory, itinerant, peripatetic, roving, rambling, gadding, discursive, vagrant, migratory, monadic, circumforanean, circumforaneous, noctivagrant, mundivagrant, locomotive, wayfaring, wayworn, travel-stained, on foot, on horseback, on Shanks's mare, by the Marrowbone stage: in transitu, en route, Int, come along!.

VB travel, journey, course, take a journey, go a journey, take a walk, go out for walk, have a run, take the air, flit, take wing, migrate, emigrate, trek, rove, prowl, roam, range, patrol, pace up and down, traverse, scour the country, traverse the country, peragrate, circumambulate, perambulate, nomadize, wander, ramble, stroll, saunter, hover, go one's rounds, straggle, gad, gad about, expatiate, walk, march, step, tread, pace, plod, wend, go by shank's mare, promenade, trudge, tramp, stalk, stride, straddle, strut, foot it, hoof it, stump, bundle, bowl along, toddle, paddle, tread a path, take horse, ride, drive, trot, amble, canter, prance, fisk, frisk, caracoler, caracole, gallop, embark, board, set out, hit the road, get going, get underway, peg on, jog on, wag on, shuffle on, stir one's stumps, bend one's steps, bend one's course, make one's way, find one's way, wend one's way, pick one's way, pick one's way, thread one's way, plow one's way, slide, glide, coast, skim, skate, march in procession, file on, defile, go to, repair to, resort to, hie to, betake oneself to.

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