Definition of Handicapped

1. Noun. People collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped. "Technology to help the elderly and the disabled"

Exact synonyms: Disabled
Generic synonyms: People
Specialized synonyms: The Halt
Derivative terms: Disabled



2. Adjective. Incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness.
Exact synonyms: Disabled
Similar to: Unfit
Derivative terms: Disability, Disabled

Definition of Handicapped

1. Verb. (past of handicap) ¹

2. Adjective. Having a handicap. ¹

3. Adjective. (derogatory) Limited by an impediment of some kind. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Handicapped

1. handicap [v] - See also: handicap

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Handicapped

handguard
handguards
handgun
handguns
handheld
handheld drill
handhelds
handhold
handholding
handholdings
handholds
handi-craftsman
handi-craftsmen
handicap
handicapitalism
handicapped (current term)
handicapped-accessible
handicapped permit
handicapped person
handicapped sign
handicapped space
handicapper
handicappers
handicapping
handicaps
handicraft
handicrafter
handicrafters
handicraftman
handicraftmen

Literary usage of Handicapped

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1922)
"Among the most important types of handicapped children needing special treatment are the blind, semi-sighted, deaf, ..."

2. Social Work by Edward Thomas Devine (1922)
"A man who is lame or blind or deaf or handicapped by a racing heart or scarified lung tissue may still, ordinarily, lead a productive life and have his ..."

3. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association (1921)
"For these the school has responded with open-air classes, special feeding, rest periods, and the like. Granted the greater needs of the handicapped child, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Conference on Social Insurance by Royal Meeker, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (1917)
"What to do with the worker handicapped by disablement through accident or disease is one ... For years we have been regardless of the handicapped workers, ..."

5. The Offender and His Relations to Law and Society by Burdette Gibson Lewis (1921)
"Physical and Mental Status: The Physically handicapped. ... Many of these broken and handicapped men become delinquent and find their way into the courts ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The finest are to be seen at the Louvre and in the Bonnat Collection at Paris and Bayonne. these exceptional gifts were handicapped by an extreme lack of ..."

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