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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.


  1. disabled

    Disability is the experience of any condition that makes it more difficult for a person to do certain activities or have equitable access within a given society. Disabilities may be cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, sensory, or a combination of multiple factors. Disabilities can be present from birth or can be acquired during a person's lifetime. Historically, disabilities have only been recognized based on a narrow set of criteria—however, disabilities are not binary and can be present in unique characteristics depending on the individual. A disability may be readily visible, or invisible in nature.

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. Lakshheish M Patel:

    SBICap securities has completely disabled its web trading portal function again today just before stock market closing session of intraday. Press any key to sale or buy any share. the screen displays error or page unresponsive. No button works, trading platform screen freezed

  2. Mary Gonzalez Gomez:

    There are people that are disabled, people that don’t have transportation, and they’re so worried, if we get flooded, where will we go? What will we do?

  3. Jeffrey Salkin:

    He has taken every opportunity to vilify women, Muslims, Mexicans, immigrants and the disabled.

  4. Davyon Johnson:

    It was a disabled lady and she was walking out of her house.

  5. Van Haren:

    Physicians are on the front line, and what we're seeing is really heartbreaking : Children are healthy one day and really profoundly disabled in some cases the next, that's what frustrates and disappoints and saddens so many of us.

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Translations for disabled

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  • معاقArabic
  • инвалиден, инвалид, недъгав, изключенBulgarian
  • minusvàlid, invàlidCatalan, Valencian
  • postiženýCzech
  • behindertGerman
  • vammaiset, toimintakyvytön, käyttökelvoton, invalidit, vammainen, pätemätönFinnish
  • invalide, handicapéFrench
  • հաշմանդամArmenian
  • disabilitato, disabile, per i disabiliItalian
  • инвалид, хендикепирано лицеMacedonian
  • gehandicapt, onklaar, invaliden, mindervalide, invalide, gehandicaptenDutch
  • dezactivatRomanian
  • неработоспособный, деактивированный, инвалидка, отключенный, нетрудоспособный, инвалид, инвалидныйRussian

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