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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.


  1. disabled

    Disabled refers to individuals who have physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairments, illnesses, or conditions which, combined with certain environmental or societal barriers, may limit their ability to perform day-to-day activities and/or participate fully and effectively in society on an equal level with others. Disabilities can be temporary or permanent, visible or invisible.

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. Mary Joan Willard:

    Their definition of 'verified' is they look at a piece of paper that Peckham has signed saying, 'We are in compliance ... these people are severely disabled.' And that, to me, is not verification.

  2. Ababacar Badiane:

    Some parents have come to the school and been unsure it was the right move for their disabled children. Before the training, we might have agreed and sent them home, but now the teachers have the right tools and tell the parents :' We will take care of them, we know how to do so'.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    You cannot insult your way to the presidency, you can't disparage women, Hispanics, disabled people. Who is he kidding?

  4. Daniel Morgan:

    So much of the healing happens through camaraderie— through team and friendships, our belief is really that helping and healing disabled veterans is not a one-time event. We are mentors, healers and friends on their journey.

  5. Mitt Romney:

    Well, if his taxes show that he hasn’t made any contributions to the disabled veterans… that would be a big issue, and I’m not saying that’s the case.

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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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    a hazy or indistinct representation
    A inspire
    B fudge
    C blur
    D aggravate

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