handout hand‧out [ˈhændaʊt] noun [countable]
1. money or goods that are given to someone, for example because they are poor:

• Veterans said they're asking for jobs, not handouts.

2. a piece of paper with information on it, given to the people at a meeting, event etc:

• The Air Force gave reporters a handout listing staff locations.

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handout UK US /ˈhændaʊt/ noun [C]
something such as food, clothing, or money that is given free to someone who is in need of it: »

She ended up living on handouts and food vouchers.


federal/government/state handouts

money that is paid to someone without their asking for it: »

The electricity company offered shareholders a £238m handout.


Shareholders are to receive a 25p a share cash handout after the company banked £219m from the sale last year.

FINANCE money that is given by a government to people, organizations, or industries to encourage a particular activity: »

More than 50 American billionaires have received government farm handouts in recent years from a program created to help struggling small farmers survive.

MEETINGS a document containing information that is given to people at a meeting or other event: »

Keep the information in your media handout factual and to the point.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Handout — ist ein Anglizismus (von engl.: (to) hand out = „aushändigen“) für das deutsche Wort Handreichung und bezeichnet: allgemein jede Art von Unterlagen (Tischvorlagen, Handzettel), die bei Vorträgen, Besprechungen und Konferenzen an die Teilnehmer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • handout — hand out, hand out hand out . 1. money or an object given in or as in a charitable gesture; also used of government disbursements to individuals for welfare; as, government hand outs to welfare clients. [PJC] 2. a printed circular distributed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • handout — index donation, gratuity (present), largess (gift) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • handout — / hændaʊt/, it. /ɛn daut/ s. ingl. [dal verbo (to ) hand out distribuire ], usato in ital. al masch. [scritto contenente appunti, esempi e sim., che si distribuisce ai partecipanti a un seminario e sim.] ▶◀ ‖ ciclostilato …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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  • handout — ► NOUN 1) an amount of money or other aid given to a needy person or organization. 2) a piece of printed information provided free of charge, especially to accompany a lecture …   English terms dictionary

  • handout — ☆ handout [hand′out΄ ] n. 1. a gift of food, clothing, etc., as to a beggar 2. a pamphlet, leaflet, etc. handed out as for publicity or information 3. NEWS RELEASE …   English World dictionary

  • handout — noun 1 food/money given to people who need it badly ADJECTIVE ▪ free ▪ government, state (esp. BrE) ▪ cash VERB + HANDOUT ▪ give (sb) …   Collocations dictionary

  • handout — [[t]hæ̱ndaʊt[/t]] handouts 1) N COUNT A handout is a gift of money, clothing, or food, which is given free to poor people. Soldiers oversee the food handouts... Each family is being given a cash handout of six thousand rupees. 2) N COUNT… …   English dictionary