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Princeton's WordNet

  1. able, able-bodiedadjective

    having a strong healthy body

    "an able seaman"; "every able-bodied young man served in the army"

Wiktionary

  1. able-bodiedadjective

    Having a sound, strong body; physically competent; robust.

    Able-bodied vagrant. - Froude

Webster Dictionary

  1. Able-bodiedadjective

    having a sound, strong body; physically competent; robust

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. able-bodied

    In a military sense applies to one who is physically competent as a soldier.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of able-bodied in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of able-bodied in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of able-bodied in a Sentence

  1. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

    He was dragged a bit, but then you see him using his legs to get into the van, so he was able-bodied when he was in the van, and we know that when he was finally taken out of the van, he was unresponsive.

  2. Seema Verma:

    The Medicaid program was designed for aged or blind or people living with disabilities, pregnant women and children, but now that we've put all these able-bodied individuals (on Medicaid), the program needs to be changed to be more flexible. People that are living in poverty want a pathway out of poverty. They don't want to be in that situation. And so what we're trying to do with the Medicaid program, with allowing states to develop programs that give people an opportunity for job training, for community service … and giving them the skills that they need.

  3. Keith Blase:

    Athletes that participate in our sport are just as tough and committed to the physicality of it as they are on the able-bodied side, there’s certainly a lot of mutual respect because many of these athletes look at each other and share the common bond of having that impairment, but it won’t stop somebody going in the corner with somebody and being physical.

  4. Adamu Kolomgunna:

    The village has been deserted by all able-bodied men, leaving only the old and children.

  5. Rand Paul:

    We need to attach work to everything. I don't think any able-bodied person in America should get a penny unless they work. No handouts, no gifts, no welfare. Everything should have work.

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