Definition of health
1a : the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit She is the picture of health.; especially : freedom from physical disease or pain nursed them back to healthb : the general condition of the body How is your mother's health? in poor health enjoys good health
2a : a condition in which someone or something is thriving or doing well : well-being defending the health of the beloved oceans — Peter Wilkinsonb : general condition or state poor economic health
3 : a toast to someone's health or prosperity
Examples of health in a Sentence
We nursed him back to health.
He's in good health these days.
He has continued to enjoy good health in his old age.
Smoking is bad for your health.
He is concerned about his sister's mental health.
We must protect the health of our oceans.
The economy is in a period of robust financial health.
Investors are worried about the company's health.
Recent Examples of health from the Web
All five insurers that sold plans this year will again offer health insurance next year in the market, which covers about 500,000 people in the state, according a department statement.
HigherDOSE opened in 2016 and comes to us from Lauren Berlingeri, a holistic nutritionist and health coach, and Katie Kaps, a startup executive and entrepreneur.
The Alabama Department of Public Health said low-income pregnant women and mothers who are breastfeeding, have had a child in the past six months, or have a child up to the age of 5 may apply for WIC at their local county health department.
Sudan first banned Egyptian agricultural imports in September, citing health concerns.
Federal officials, following through on a pledge by President Trump, have drafted a rule to roll back a federal requirement that many religious employers provide birth control coverage in health insurance plans.
Meantime, only five of the 14 metro areas added jobs over the year, with the greatest payroll gains in the educational and health services sector.
The Vatican said in a statement that the talks focused on international affairs and the promotion of peace, with particular emphasis on health care, education and immigration.
He was also ordered to seek continued treatment at a mental health facility.
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Origin and Etymology of health
Middle English helthe, from Old English hǣlth, from hāl
First Known Use: before 12th century
HEALTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of health for English Language Learners
: the condition of being well or free from disease
: the overall condition of someone's body or mind
: the condition or state of something
HEALTH Defined for Kids
Definition of health for Students
1 : the condition of being free from illness or disease
2 : the overall condition of the body He is in good health.
Medical Definition of health
1: the condition of an organism or one of its parts in which it performs its vital functions normally or properly : the state of being sound in body or mind dental health mental health; especially : freedom from physical disease and pain nursed him back to health—compare disease
2: the condition of an organism with respect to the performance of its vital functions especially as evaluated subjectively or nonprofessionally how is your health today
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