Share this entry

woe
American English: /woʊ/
British English: /wəʊ/

Translation of woe in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 uncountable (sorrow) he told me a tale of woe
    me contó un drama or una historia trágica
    woe betide you if you lose it!
    ¡pobre de ti or ay de ti si lo pierdes!
    woe is me! [archaic] [literary]
    Example sentences
    • This is a woe I suffer from like no other, and cannot wait to be rid of it forever.
    • Even the judiciary adds to the woe by convicting the women for soliciting.
    • And to compound the woe, his father Thomas lost his battle with lung cancer.
    1.2
    also: woes plural
    (afflictions, troubles)
    males (masculine plural)
    to tell somebody one's woes
    contarle a alguien sus ( or mis etc) penas or males
    Example sentences
    • And Pakistan will set England enough conundrums without added injury woes.
    • I want the extreme anti abortionist to understand the woes and difficulties.
    • His chances have been blighted by a catalogue of injury woes and financial difficulties.

Definition of woe in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day doofus
    Pronunciation: ˈduːfʌs
    noun
    a stupid person
    Cultural fact of the day

    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.