What does disabled mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disabled, handicappedadjective

    people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped

    "technology to help the elderly and the disabled"

  2. disabled, handicappedadjective

    incapable of functioning as a consequence of injury or illness


  1. disabledadjective

    injured so as to be unable to function; as, disabled veterans.

  2. disabledadjective

    unable to function at normal capacity.


  1. disablednoun

    Those who are disabled, regarded collectively or as a social group.

  2. disabledadjective

    Made incapable of use or action.

  3. disabledadjective

    Having a disability, especially physical.

  4. disabledadjective

    Legally disqualified.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disabled

    of Disable


  1. Disabled

    Disabled is a war poem by Wilfred Owen written in 1917. It expresses the tormented thoughts and recollections of a teenaged soldier in World War I who has lost his limbs in battle and is now confined, utterly helpless, to a wheelchair. The subject contrasts the living death he is now facing with the youthful pleasures he had enjoyed "before he threw away his knees"; he goes on to recall the impetuous and frivolous circumstances in which he had joined up to fight in the war. He also notes how the crowds that greeted his return were smaller and less enthusiastic than those who cheered his departure, and how women no longer look at him but at "the strong men who were whole".

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. disabled

    To be placed hors de combat by the weather or an enemy.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'disabled' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3253

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'disabled' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2855

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'disabled' in Adjectives Frequency: #427

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disabled in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disabled in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of disabled in a Sentence

  1. Edward Gregg:

    The newer cohort had more active years in part because they are less likely to become disabled in the first place, but once they get there they may come out of it.

  2. Park Su-in:

    It's like a game of hide-and-seek, what we are finding is just the tip of the iceberg. It's hard to comprehend how bad it is for the disabled people who are forced to work out on these isolated islands.

  3. Michael Schatman:

    The pendulum swung too far, about 20 million people in the U.S. have chronic, high-impact pain and are disabled by it.

  4. Vikramaditya Sahai:

    If there is no access to hostels or no access to bathrooms, just like it's for disabled people, [ transgender people ] disappear.

  5. Chelsey Jay:

    It's very bad taste that it's deemed' artistic' to place a celebrity figure in the position of a disabled person in an editorial sense, however in reality, the fashion industry shuns actual models who in real life, depend on these mobility aids, yet are excluded for this exact reason. Dr. Danielle Sheypuk, a clinical pyschologist and wheelchair-dependant model, agrees.

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Translations for disabled

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  • معاقArabic
  • инвалиден, недъгав, изключен, инвалидBulgarian
  • minusvàlid, invàlidCatalan, Valencian
  • postiženýCzech
  • behindertGerman
  • pätemätön, vammaiset, vammainen, invalidit, käyttökelvoton, toimintakyvytönFinnish
  • invalide, handicapéFrench
  • հաշմանդամArmenian
  • disabile, disabilitato, per i disabiliItalian
  • инвалид, хендикепирано лицеMacedonian
  • onklaar, invaliden, invalide, gehandicapten, gehandicapt, mindervalideDutch
  • dezactivatRomanian
  • неработоспособный, нетрудоспособный, инвалид, инвалидный, инвалидка, деактивированный, отключенныйRussian

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    • A. abash
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