Definition of dowager:
- A title given in England to a widow, to distinguish her from the wife of her husband's heir bearing the same name; - chiefly applied to widows of personages of rank.
- A widow endowed, or having a jointure; a widow who either enjoys a dower from her deceased husband, or has property of her own brought by her to her husband on marriage, and settled on her after his decease.
the haves, gentry, lady, the nobility, widow, the glitterati, burgher, gentleman, dame, grande dame, matron, aristocracy, gentlewoman, the jet set, Brahmin, polite company, fat cat, the upper class, gentility, millionaire, Brahman, woman, brat pack, billionaire, polite society.
None of these trials had any serious result; the denounced persons only received a severe remonstrance, except in the case of the Dowager Marchioness d'Alcanices, who was imprisoned in the Convent of St. Catherine, at Valladolid.- "The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII.", Juan Antonio Llorente.
- "The Idol of Paris", Sarah Bernhardt.
Upon the death of that princess, the child was entrusted to the care of the Emperor's sister, Mary, Queen Dowager of Hungary, who had succeeded to the government, and who occupied it until the abdication.- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.