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. See More
Recent Examples on the WebDeborah Arnott, chief executive of British health charity ASH, said that smoking costs public finances nearly double tobacco tax revenues.—Reuters, NBC News, 28 Nov. 2023 Chinese health officials are also insisting the surge in respiratory illnesses is caused by the flu and known pathogens.—Stepheny Price, Fox News, 28 Nov. 2023 On Sunday, China's health ministry also urged local authorities to increase the number of fever clinics.—Youri Benadjaoud, ABC News, 27 Nov. 2023 Officials say bird flu doesn’t represent a significant health threat.—Josh Funk, Fortune Well, 27 Nov. 2023 The main source of my tireless efforts to combat the mounting toll on our financial health can be summed up in two words:
Costco chicken.—Irv Erdos, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Nov. 2023 What to Buy Fueled by the island’s bountiful natural resources, a thriving local makers scene flourishes on Vancouver Island, allowing visitors to take some of the island—and its health and wellness benefits—home.—Zoe Baillargeon, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2023 Reducing global emissions is essential in increasing health benefits, the department said.—Li Cohen, CBS News, 15 Nov. 2023 Don’t stress just yet: In most cases, these one-off mutations won’t have any effect on your health.—Julia Ries, SELF, 15 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English helthe, from Old English hǣlth, from hāl
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
The first known use of health was
before the 12th century