adjective. ['ˈwɪdoʊd'] single because of death of the spouse.
1. Verb, past tense If you are single, divorced or widowed, you are unmarried. 2. Verb, past participle If you were previously married, you must either be widowed or have had your previous marriage annulled. 3. Adjective Primarily the order accepts single or widowed women aged 18 to 45 who are in good health. 4. Verb, base form Social Security also pays survivor benefits to widowed spouses and the children of deceased workers.