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
- Health salts
plural noun 1. magnesium sulphate or similar salts taken as a mild laxative
noun 1. a resort or a special building or room where a person may exercise, swim, or otherwise condition the body.
- Health service commissioner
noun 1. (in Britain) the official name for an ombudsman who investigates personal complaints of injustice or hardship resulting from the failure, absence, or maladministration of a service for which a Regional or District Health Authority or Family Practitioner Committee is responsible, after other attempts to obtain redress have failed See also Commissioner for Local […]
noun the period of one’s life during which one is generally healthy and free from serious disease Examples Healthspan the number of years you live in the best health possible.