disabled disabled  /dɪs ˈeɪ bəld/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
  2. (adj) incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A BBC reality show pits disabled women against each other.
  2. The disabled have lots of buying power and rely heavily on computers and the Internet.
  3. Conditions for disabled citizens in Serbian orphanages and hospitals are deplorable, a new study finds.

News

  1. Disabled veteran's old checks used in scam

    Seattle police said thieves used forged checks to steal thousands of dollars from the Rainer Beach Safeway-- and they did it using the old checks of a disabled veteran. "I was really angry, very angry," said LeRoy Gibson, who served in the Korean War. "It took a few friends in my building to calm me down." Police called and told him a closed account of his was linked to a $21,000 scam. Gibson is ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma

  2. Disabled Workers Cheated Out of Proper Pay

    by ABC6 Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis mcurtis@abc6.com Developmentally disabled people who work and train at the Birch School in Providence, and at TTP (Training Through Placement) in North Providence,
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC 6 Providence

  3. Disabled Vets Will Soon Participate in Unique Rehabilitation Program

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Disabled military veterans will soon participate in a unique rehabilitation program thanks to a new partnership.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WKBW-TV Buffalo

Quotes

  1. "Though it was not against baseball rules, I was not comfortable with what I was doing, so I stopped," Pettitte said. "This is it -- two days out of my life, two days out of my entire career, when I was injured and on the disabled list."
    on Dec 15, 2007 By: Andy Pettitte Source: Reuters Canada

  2. "Caring for the disabled is an important symbol for social civilization and progress," Hu said before raising his glass.
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Hu Jintao Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "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

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