able-bodied able-bodied

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having a strong healthy body

Usage(s):

  1. If the village were filled with able-bodied men, who could have built rainwater-collecting units on rooftops and in the fields, the situation would not be so dire.
  2. One night I went to bed able-bodied and woke up handicapped.
  3. The rules of Ramadan are fairly straightforward: for one month, all practicing, able-bodied Muslims over the age of 12 are forbidden to eat or drink from sunup to sundown.

News

  1. Mass. Senate Debates Plan To Reform Welfare

    The bill would require that able-bodied people demonstrate they have tried to find work before they can become eligible for public benefits.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WBUR Boston

  2. Mass. Senate to debate plan to reform welfare

    BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate is set to take up a welfare reform plan drawn up by Democratic leaders. The bill scheduled for debate on Thursday would require that able-bodied people demonstrate they have tried to find work before they can become eligible for public benefits. The proposal unveiled on Monday by Senate President Therese Murray also calls for steps to reduce welfare fraud ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  3. Services held for WWII veteran Russell Verby, 90

    Believing that flying should be strictly for the young and able-bodied, Russell Verby nearly shot down the offer.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Tulsa World

Quotes

  1. "This case is important not just to me, but to all disabled persons who just ask for the chance to compete fairly on the sporting field with able-bodied athletes," Pistorius said earlier this month.
    on Apr 27, 2006 By: Oscar Pistorius Source: 940 News

  2. Ossur CEO Jon Sigurdsson wrote recently to the IAAF, telling the federation that Pistorius "does not have a technical advantage over able-bodied athletes. Based on biomechanics alone, it is simply not possible for him or any amputee to have an...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Jón Sigurðsson Source: MLive.com

  3. "I don't even think about not having a leg and if I want to keep competing I will have to continue to qualify with the able-bodied. For me it's not about the disability at all," said du Toit who lost her left leg in a motorcycle accident seven...
    on Aug 19, 2008 By: Natalie du Toit Source: AFP

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