Definition of healthy
2 : showing physical, mental, or emotional well-being : evincing health a healthy complexion has a healthy appetite
3 : beneficial to one's physical, mental, or emotional state : conducive to health healthy foods a healthy lifestyle walk three miles every day … a beastly bore, but healthy — G. S. Patton
healthilyplay \ˈhel-thə-lē\ adverb
healthinessplay \ˈhel-thē-nəs\ noun
Examples of healthy in a Sentence
The company is financially healthy.
always a hard worker, Grandma has remained healthy into her 80s
Recent Examples of healthy from the Web
Adekoya is still the only fully healthy body available up top, while the Sounders are holding out hope Will Bruin might make a speedy recovery from his dislocated elbow of two weeks ago — though a start seems unlikely.
Illinois ranks 25th in the nation for keeping children safe, secure and healthy, according to a new report from Save the Children.
A healthy democracy like Nigeria now has institutions which function well when the president is ill.
For further guidance, go to ConsumerReports.org/Health, where more detailed information, including CR’s ratings of prescription drugs, treatments, hospitals and healthy-living products, is available to subscribers.
But here was deGrom, the team’s best healthy starter, providing the missing ingredient in the Mets’ 8-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Davis looks likely to be healthy by then, Jones said.
There is little impact to the scalp, skull or surrounding healthy brain tissue.
Research your grass type to find the ideal length for healthy growth.
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Origin and Etymology of healthy
First Known Use: 1552
Synonym Discussion of healthy
HEALTHY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of healthy for English Language Learners
: having good health : not sick or injured
: showing good health
: good for your health
HEALTHY Defined for Kids
Definition of healthy for Students
1 : being sound and well : not sick
2 : showing good health a healthy complexion
3 : aiding or building up health healthy exercise
4 : rather large in extent or amount They made a healthy profit.
healthily\-thə-lē\ adverb living healthily
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