health

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
health /hɛlθ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Physiologythe general condition of the body or mind:She's in poor health at the moment.
  2. Physiology, Psychiatrythe state of being fit;
    fitness of body or mind:to lose his health.
Idioms
  1. drink to one's health, to offer a toast or a polite wish for a person's health, happiness, etc.:We drank to her health.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
health  (helth),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Physiologythe general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor:good health; poor health.
  2. Physiology, Psychiatrysoundness of body or mind;
    freedom from disease or ailment:to have one's health; to lose one's health.
  3. a polite or complimentary wish for a person's health, happiness, etc., esp. as a toast:We drank a health to our guest of honor.
  4. vigor;
    vitality:economic health.
healthward, adj., adv. 
  • Middle English helthe, Old English hǣlth. See hale1, whole, -th1 bef. 1000
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged vigor, vitality, strength, fitness, stamina.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

health /hɛlθ/ n
  1. the state of being bodily and mentally vigorous and free from disease
  2. the general condition of body and mind: in poor health
  3. the condition of any unit, society, etc: the economic health of a nation
  4. a toast to a person, wishing him or her good health, happiness, etc
  5. (modifier) of or relating to food or other goods reputed to be beneficial to the health: health food, a health store
  6. (modifier) of or relating to health, esp to the administration of health: a health committee, health resort, health service
Etymology: Old English hǣlth; related to hāl hale1



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