hand´i`cap   Pronunciation: hăn´dĭ`kăp
n.1.An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race to the competitor possessing inferior advantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing superior advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success; as, the handicap was five seconds, or ten pounds, and the like.
2.A race, for horses or men, or any contest of agility, strength, or skill, in which there is an allowance of time, distance, weight, or other advantage, to equalize the chances of the competitors.
3.An old game at cards.
4.a physical or mental disability of the body which makes normal human activities more difficult or impossible; as, his deformed leg was a major handicap in walking.
5.any disadvantage that makes an activity more difficult or impossible; as, insufficient capital was a big handicap in competing against Microsoft.
v. t.1.To encumber with a handicap in any contest; hence, in general, to place at disadvantage; as, the candidate was heavily handicapped.
[imp. & p. p. Handicapped (-kăpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Handicapping.]
Noun1.handicap - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
2.handicap - advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
3.handicap - something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Verb1.handicap - injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident"
2.handicap - attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant
3.handicap - put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
Synonyms: hamper, hinder
To dream that you or someone is handicap, symbolizes your own weakness and neediness. You are confronted with many challenges and need to utilize your full potential. Consider which part of your body is handicap and its symbolism. Alternatively, it suggests that you are becoming too arrogant for your own good. You need to be more humble.Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, abnormality, acute disease, affection, affliction, ailment, allergic disease, allergy, allowance, atrophy, bacterial disease, bale, bar, barrier, bear hard upon, birth defect, blight, block, bulge, burden, burdening, burthen, cardiovascular disease, cargo, charge, charging, chase, check, chronic disease, circulatory disease, complaint, complication, condition, congenital defect, constraint, cramp, cripple, cross, cumber, cumbrance, curb, damage, deadweight, deadwood, defect, deficiency disease, deformity, degenerative disease, detriment, difficulty, disability, disable, disease, disorder, distemper, drag, drawback, edge, embarrass, embarrassment, encumber, encumbrance, endemic, endemic disease, endocrine disease, enmesh, ensnarl, entangle, entoil, entrammel, entrap, entwine, epidemic disease, fetter, flat race, freight, functional disease, fungus disease, gastrointestinal disease, genetic disease, hamper, hamstring, handicap race, harm, harness race, head start, hereditary disease, hinder, hobble, horse race, hurdle race, hurt, iatrogenic disease, illness, impairment, impede, impediment, impedimenta, imposition, inconvenience, incubus, incumbency, indisposition, infectious disease, infirmity, injury, involve, lade, lading, lame, liability, lime, limit, limitation, load, loading, loss, loss of ground, lumber, malady, malaise, millstone, mischief, morbidity, morbus, muscular disease, net, neurological disease, nutritional disease, obstacle, occupational disease, odds, onus, oppress, oppression, organic disease, overburden, overhand, overload, overtax, overtaxing, overweight, overweighting, pack, pandemic disease, pathological condition, pathology, penalize, plant disease, plate race, prejudice, press down, press hard upon, pressure, protozoan disease, psychosomatic disease, punish, purse race, quarter-horse race, respiratory disease, rest hard upon, restrain, restraint, restrict, restriction, rockiness, saddle, saddle with, saddling, secondary disease, seediness, shackle, sickishness, sickness, signs, snarl, stake, stake race, start, steeplechase, step backward, stumbling block, superincumbency, surcharge, sweep, sweepstake, sweepstakes, symptomatology, symptomology, symptoms, syndrome, tangle, tax, taxing, the pip, toil, trammel, trotting race, trouble, urogenital disease, vantage, virus disease, wasting disease, weigh down, weigh heavy on, weigh on, weigh upon, weight, white elephant, worm disease
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handheld drill
-- handicap --
handicapped person
handing over
handle with kid gloves
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