handicapped handicapped  /ˈhæn di ˌkæpt/


  1. (n) the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
  2. (n) advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
  3. (n) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  4. (v) injure permanently
  5. (v) attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant
  6. (v) put at a disadvantage
  7. (n) people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
  8. (adj) incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness

Derived Word(s)


  1. Locked in the battle are three factions-doctors, handicapped citizens' groups and right-to-life organizations.
  2. For most Americans, the gasoline shortage is a frustrating inconvenience; for the physically handicapped, it is a direct threat to health and the ability to earn a living.


  1. Photo of Shreveport police car in handicap space goes viral

    A photo of a Shreveport police unit parked in what appears to be a handicapped space at a popular Shreveport restaurant has gone viral on Facebook.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Shreveport Times

  2. Is the new downtown post office handicap accessible?

    Rochester's new downtown post office has been open only a few weeks and there's already questions about whether it's handicapped accessible...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: News 10 NBC Rochester

  3. Tag sale to benefit handicapped animals

    SARAH RESCUE, a Stratford based handicapped animal rescue is having a tag sale Sunday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 473 Woodlawn Avenue in Stratford.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Stratford Star


  1. "I know they were probably frustrated from the standpoint that wanting to show that, 'Hey, we have less horsepower than ever before' and they wanted to make it look like we're handicapped even more than we actually were," Gibbs said.
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Joe Gibbs Source: SI.com

  2. "To put a guy with no legs, a handicapped athlete, into an F1 car, it's a good thing," Zanardi told The Associated Press on Thursday after becoming the first double amputee to test drive a Formula One car. "This is why I'm so proud to be the...
    on Nov 23, 2006 By: Alex Zanardi Source: SI.com

  3. "We have been handicapped by the fixture list but there are 37 games to go, so we have plenty of time," said Ferguson, whose team picked up only two points from their opening three games last season and still successfully defended their crown.
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Sportinglife.com

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