able-bodied
adjective Date: circa 1622 having a sound strong body

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • able-bodied — adj 1.) physically strong and healthy, especially when compared with someone who is ↑disabled ▪ Every able bodied man had to fight for his country. 2.) the able bodied [plural] people who are able bodied …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Able-bodied — refers, in law, to an individual s physical capacity for gainful employment or military service, and it is in this sense that the term is also used regarding eligibility for payment of child support or alimony. The term is also used by disability …   Wikipedia

  • Able-bodied — A ble bod ied, a. Having a sound, strong body; physically competent; robust. Able bodied vagrant. Froude. {A ble bod ied*ness}, n.. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • able-bodied — index powerful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 able bodied …   Law dictionary

  • able-bodied — (adj.) 1620s; see ABLE (Cf. able) + BODY (Cf. body) …   Etymology dictionary

  • able-bodied — able bodiedness, n. /ay beuhl bod eed/, adj. having a strong, healthy body; physically fit: Every able bodied young man served in the armed forces. [1615 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • able-bodied — [adj] physically strong and capable firm, fit, hale, hardy, healthy, hearty, lusty, powerful, robust, staunch, stout, strapping*, sturdy, vigorous; concepts 314,489 Ant. delicate, infirm, weak …   New thesaurus

  • able-bodied — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not physically unfit or disabled …   English terms dictionary

  • able-bodied — [ā′bəl bäd΄ēd] adj. healthy and strong …   English World dictionary

  • able-bodied — [[t]e͟ɪb(ə)l bɒ̱did[/t]] ADJ GRADED An able bodied person is physically strong and healthy, rather than weak or disabled. The gym can be used by both able bodied and disabled people. Ant: disabled N PLURAL: the N The able bodied are people who… …   English dictionary

  • able-bodied — adjective having a strong healthy body an able seaman every able bodied young man served in the army • Syn: ↑able • Similar to: ↑fit …   Useful english dictionary

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