[hand-hohl-ding] /ˈhændˌhoʊl dɪŋ/
the act of , , especially as a sign or token of affection.
constant reassurance and help, especially as an indication of one’s interest or confidence:
We do a lot of handholding with our clients.
[han-dee-kap] /ˈhæn diˌkæp/ noun 1. a race or other contest in which certain disadvantages or advantages of weight, distance, time, etc., are placed upon competitors to equalize their chances of winning. 2. the disadvantage or advantage itself. 3. any disadvantage that makes success more difficult: The main handicap of our business is lack of capital. […]
[han-dee-kapt] /ˈhæn diˌkæpt/ adjective 1. Sometimes Offensive. physically or mentally disabled. 2. of or designed for handicapped people: handicapped parking. 3. Sports. (of a competitor) marked by, being under, or having a : a handicapped player. noun 4. (used with a plural verb) Sometimes Offensive. handicapped persons collectively (usually preceded by the): increased job opportunities […]
[han-dee-kap-er] /ˈhæn diˌkæp ər/ noun 1. Horse Racing. 2. a person who determines the handicaps that will be placed on competitors. /ˈhændɪˌkæpə/ noun 1. an official appointed to assign handicaps to competitors in such sports as golf and horse racing 2. a newspaper columnist employed to estimate the chances that horses have of winning races
- Handicap register
noun (social welfare, in Britain) 1. a list of the disabled people in its area that a local authority has a duty to compile under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970. Eligibility for certain welfare benefits may depend on registration 2. a different list of disabled people, kept by the Manpower Services Commission […]