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handicaps, plural;
  1. Act as an impediment to
    • - lack of funding has handicapped the development of research
  2. Place (someone) at a disadvantage
    • - without a good set of notes you will handicap yourself when it comes to exams
  1. A condition that markedly restricts a person's ability to function physically, mentally, or socially

  2. A circumstance that makes progress or success difficult
    • - a criminal conviction is a handicap and a label that may stick forever
  3. A disadvantage imposed on a superior competitor in sports such as golf, horse racing, and competitive sailing in order to make the chances more equal

  4. A race or contest in which such a disadvantage is imposed
    • - the trophy for the $75,000 Ak-Sar-Ben Handicap
  5. The extra weight to be carried in a race by a racehorse on the basis of its previous performance to make its chances of winning the same as those of the other horses

  6. The number of strokes by which a golfer normally exceeds par for a course (used as a method of enabling players of unequal ability to compete with each other)
    • - his game struggles along in the 20-handicap range

  1. disability: the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
  2. disable: injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident"
  3. advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
  4. attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant
  5. hindrance: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  6. put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
  7. A handicap is a numerical measure of an amateur golfer's playing ability based on the tees played for a given course. It is used to calculate a net score from the number of strokes actually played, thus allowing players of different proficiency to play against each other on somewhat equal terms. ...
  8. (Handicapped) Disability, according to the World Health Organization, is defined as " umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. ...
  9. (The Handicapped) "The Handicapped" is a science fiction short story written in 1967 by Larry Niven, set in the Known Space universe. The story introduces the Grogs; the sessile but sentient inhabitants of the planet known as Down.
  10. An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race (or other contest of skill) to the competitor possessing disadvantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the ...
  11. (handicapped) Having a handicap; Limited by an impediment of some kind
  12. (Handicapped) Physically or mentally impaired.
  13. (Handicapped) Avoid this term in describing a disability or a person who is disabled.
  14. (handicapped) This word is no longer used and is considered offensive. See disabled access.
  15. Handicapped refers to people who have physical or mental impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities. In the context of transportation, the term usually refers to people for whom the use of conventional transit facilities would be impossible or would create a hardship. ...
  16. The word “handicapped” was first used inGreat Britain after the Crimean War.  Medicine had advanced to a point where large numbers of soldiers were returning home with injuries that would have proved fatal in earlier wars. ...
  17. (HANDICAPS) All players are rated on a scale of 1 to 10 (the higher the better). The handicap of the team is the sum total rating of its players and in handicap matches the team with the higher handicap gives the difference in ratings to the other team. ...
  18. (Handicaps) Races in which horses are allotted different weights with the object of nullifying any disparity in their ability.
  19. (Handicaps) means problems people might have that make them less able to do certain things. What’s the word?
  20. Indicates the weakness of the player. The number of shots a person is expected to shoot over an even-par of 72.
  21. For example, one whose handicap is 16 is expected to shoot 88 on a par 72 course, or 16 strokes over par.
  22. To handicap is to assign a probability to the likelihood of winning a contest or series of contests. A person who handicaps is a handicapper.
  23. An adjustment in scores in order to equalize competition by adding pins on a predetermined basis.
  24. barriers imposed by society, the environment, or attitudes that prevent a person with a disability from performing a role that is normal for that person.
  25. An artificial advantage given to a weaker player in an effort to equalize the chances of winning. Some popular handicaps are: (a) the weaker player gets to go first; (b) once during the game the weaker player gets to reroll if he doesn't like his roll; (c) the weaker player gets to start the ...