Widow, widower

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?