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Meaning of HEALTH

Pronunciation:  helth

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the general condition of body and mind; "his delicate health"; "in poor health"
  2. [n]  a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"

HEALTH is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: wellness
 Antonyms: illness, malady, sickness, unwellness
 See Also: condition, eudaemonia, eudaimonia, status, upbeat, welfare, wellbeing, well-being



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Health\, n. [OE. helthe, AS. h?lp, fr. h[=a]l hale,
sound, whole. See {Whole}.]
1. The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind,
   or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical
   disease or pain.

         There is no health in us.             --Book of
                                               Common Prayer.

         Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it
         can not be sported with without loss, or regained by
         courage.                              --Buckminster.

2. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in
   a toast. ``Come, love and health to all.'' --Shak.

{Bill of health}. See under {Bill}.

{Health lift}, a machine for exercise, so arranged that a
   person lifts an increasing weight, or moves a spring of
   increasing tension, in such a manner that most of the
   muscles of the body are brought into gradual action; --
   also called {lifting machine}.

{Health officer}, one charged with the enforcement of the
   sanitary laws of a port or other place.

{To drink a health}. See under {Drink}.

Thesaurus Terms
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