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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 woe /ˈwo/
 悲哀,悲痛,苦痛

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Woe n.  [Formerly written also wo.]
 1. Grief; sorrow; misery; heavy calamity.
 Thus saying, from her side the fatal key,
 Sad instrument of all our woe, she took.   --Milton.
    [They] weep each other's woe.   --Pope.
 2. A curse; a malediction.
    Can there be a woe or curse in all the stores of vengeance equal to the malignity of such a practice?   --South.
 Note:Woe is used in denunciation, and in exclamations of sorrow. Woe is me! for I am undone.”
    O! woe were us alive [i.e., in life].   --Chaucer.
    Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker!   --Isa. xlv. 9.
 Woe worth, Woe be to.  See Worth, v. i.
 Woe worth the chase, woe worth the day,
 That costs thy life, my gallant gray!   --Sir W. Scott.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Woe, a. Woeful; sorrowful.  [Obs.]
    His clerk was woe to do that deed.   --Robert of Brunne.
    Woe was this knight and sorrowfully he sighed.   --Chaucer.
    And looking up he waxed wondrous woe.   --Spenser.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 woe
      n 1: misery resulting from affliction [syn: suffering]
      2: intense mournfulness [syn: woefulness]