HyperDic: handicap

English > 6 senses of the word handicap:
NOUNstatehandicap, disability, disablement, impairmentthe condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
attributehandicapadvantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
cognitionhandicap, hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, checksomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
VERBbodyhandicap, disable, invalid, incapacitateinjure permanently
competitionhandicapattempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant
competitionhandicap, hinder, hamperput at a disadvantage
handicap > pronunciation
Soundshhae'ndiykae.p
Rhymesbackslap ... zap: 45 rhymes with aep...
English > handicap: 6 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness.
Synonymsdisability, disablement, impairment
NarroweramputationA condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
anorgasmiaabsence of an orgasm in sexual relations
astasiainability to stand due to muscular incoordination
bow leg, bow legs, bandy legsOutward curvature of the legs
bowleg, bow leg, bandyleg, bandy leg, genu varum, tibia varaA leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
disability of walkingA disability that interferes with or prevents walking
disintegrationA loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system
dysomiaimpairment of the sense of smell
dysphasiaAn impairment of language / language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage
hearing impairment, hearing disorderimpairment of the sense of hearing
hypoesthesia, hypesthesiaimpairment of tactile sensitivity
knock-knee, genu valgum, tibia valgaAn inward slant of the thigh
pigeon toesdisability in which the toes are turned inward
prolapse, prolapsus, descensusThe slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
visual impairment, visual defect, vision defect, visual disorderimpairment of the sense of sight
Broaderunfitness, softnessPoor physical condition
Spanishdiscapacidad, hándicap, incapacidad, invalidez, minusvalía, minusvalidez
Catalandiscapacitat, handicap, incapacitat, minusvalidesa
Verbshandicapinjure permanently
English > handicap: 6 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningadvantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning.
Narrowerpenalty(games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game / game
scratch(golf) a handicap of zero strokes
Broaderadvantage, vantageThe quality of having a superior or more favorable position
Spanishhandicap, ventaja
Catalanavantatge, handicap
Verbshandicapattempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant
English > handicap: 6 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningSomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.
Synonymshindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check
Narroweralbatross, millstone(figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
bindSomething that hinders as if with bonds
diriment impediment(canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)
dragSomething that slows or delays progress
obstacle, obstructionSomething immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
straitjacketAnything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
BroaderdifficultyA factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
Spanishestorbo, freno, impedimento, obstáculo
Catalanforça dissuasiva, fre, impediment, nosa, obstacle
Verbshandicapput at a disadvantage
English > handicap: 6 senses > verb 1, body
Meaninginjure permanently.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsdisable, invalid, incapacitate
Narrowerhockdisable by cutting the hock
Broaderinjure, woundCause injuries or bodily harm to
Spanishdiscapacitar, incapacitar, invalidar
Catalanincapacitar
Nounshandicapthe condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
English > handicap: 6 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningattempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
BroaderbiasInfluence in an unfair way
Spanishdificultar, estorbar, perjudicar
Catalandestorbar, dificultar, perjudicar
Nounshandicapadvantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
handicappersomeone who sets the betting odds based on calculations of the outcome of a contest (especially a horse race)
English > handicap: 6 senses > verb 3, competition
Meaningput at a disadvantage.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymshinder, hamper
Broaderdisadvantage, disfavor, disfavourput at a disadvantage
Catalandificultar
Nounshandicapsomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

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