Use this domain for words referring to widows and widowers. Some languages also have words for a parent who has lost a child, someone who has lost a brother or sister, or a general word for someone who has lost a relative.
What words are used to refer to someone whose husband or wife has died?
widow, widower, dowager,
What words refer to the death of a spouse?
be widowed, widowhood, lose your husband/wife
What words are used when a person marries again?
remarry, second marriage
When a person remarries, what words are used of their first spouse?
first wife, first husband
What words refer to someone who has a relative who has died?