Pronunciation: (dou'ur), [key]
1. Law.the portion of a deceased husband's real property allowed to his widow for her lifetime.
2. dowry (def. 1).
3. a natural gift or endowment.
1. to provide with a dower or dowry.
2. to give as a dower or dowry.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.