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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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 he
 Hath widowed and unchilded many a one,
 Which to this hour bewail the injury.   --Shak.
 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,
 Dries up her tears.   --Dryden.
 Tress of their shriveled fruits
 Are widowed, dreary storms o'er all prevail.   --J. Philips.
    Mourn, widowed queen; forgotten Sion, mourn.   --Heber.
 3. To endow with a widow's right.  [R.]
 4. To become, or survive as, the widow of.  [Obs.]
 Let me be married to three kings in a forenoon, and widow
 them all.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : single because of death of the spouse