the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor:
good health; poor health.
soundness of body or mind; freedom from disease or ailment:
to have one’s health; to lose one’s health.
a polite or complimentary wish for a person’s health, happiness, etc., especially as a toast:
We drank a health to our guest of honor.
the state of being bodily and mentally vigorous and free from disease
the general condition of body and mind: in poor health
the condition of any unit, society, etc: the economic health of a nation
a toast to a person, wishing him or her good health, happiness, etc
(modifier) of or relating to food or other goods reputed to be beneficial to the health: health food, a health store
(modifier) of or relating to health, esp to the administration of health: a health committee, health resort, health service
an exclamation wishing someone good health as part of a toast (in the phrases your health, good health, etc)
Old English hælþ “wholeness, a being whole, sound or well,” from Proto-Germanic *hailitho, from PIE *kailo- “whole, uninjured, of good omen” (cf. Old English hal “hale, whole;” Old Norse heill “healthy;” Old English halig, Old Norse helge “holy, sacred;” Old English hælan “to heal”). With Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)). Of physical health in Middle English, but also “prosperity, happiness, welfare; preservation, safety.”
see: clean bill of health
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[helth-kair] /ˈhɛlθˌkɛər/ noun, Also, health care 1. the field concerned with the maintenance or restoration of the of the body or mind. 2. any of the procedures or methods employed in this field. adjective, Also, health-care 3. of, relating to, or involved in healthcare: healthcare workers; a healthcare center. n. also health care, 1940, U.S. […]
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