1. a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease;
- Example: "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"
[syn: health, wellness]
2. the general condition of body and mind;
- Example: "his delicate health"
- Example: "in poor health"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Health \Health\ (h[e^]lth), n. [OE. helthe, AS. h[=ae]l[thorn], 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. [1913 Webster] There is no health in us. --Book of Common Prayer. [1913 Webster] Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it can not be sported with without loss, or regained by courage. --Buckminster. [1913 Webster] 2. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast. "Come, love and health to all." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "health": condition, constitution, euphoria, fettle, fitness, form, haleness, healthfulness, healthiness, naturalism, naturalness, naturism, normalcy, normality, normalness, order, propriety, realism, regularity, robustness, salubriousness, salubrity, soundness, stamina, strength, trim, vigor, vigorousness, vitality, well-being, wholeness, wholesomeness