Definition of Queen Dowager in English:

Queen Dowager


  • The widow of a king.

    • ‘Later that year he married Margaret, queen dowager of Scotland.’
    • ‘Now a queen dowager in a foreign country she had barely begun to settle in, she was suddenly pushed into strict seclusion for 40 days.’
    • ‘Further, she had additional income prised from the Church as well as her inheritance as queen dowager of France.’
    • ‘The Queen Dowager was also much taken with him, and presented him with a beautiful little watch.’
    • ‘Demure, retiring but not shy, Lady Jane listened and learned, finding the happiness and warmth in the Queen Dowager's company she had never been given at home.’