Handout meaning

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A sheet or sheets of paper containing topical information, distributed to people attending a speech, lecture, or meeting.
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A folder or leaflet circulated free of charge.
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Food, clothing, or money given to the needy.
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The definition of a handout is written material given to inform or provide additional information, or a gift of food, money or clothing given for free to people or organizations.

A worksheet that a teacher provides with details on the day's lesson is an example of a handout.

Food stamps and welfare money given for free to someone are an example of a handout.

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A worksheet, leaflet, or pamphlet that is given out (usually by hand) for a certain use.
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A gift of food, clothing, etc., as to a beggar.
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A prepared news or publicity release.
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A pamphlet, leaflet, etc. handed out as for publicity or information.
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​A gift to the poor or needy.

It's a place to get a hand up, not a handout.

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