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[helth] /hɛlθ/

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.
vigor; vitality:
economic health.
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.”

health (hělth)

see: clean bill of health


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