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
The Alzheimer’s Association is funding a study to find out, with enrollment of 2,500 cognitively healthy but high-risk older adults to begin next year.
A healthy, smiling Fisher also was easy to spot during Wednesday’s practice on the TCU campus as the Horned Frogs continued preparations for an Aug. 5-16 trip to Australia for its men’s and women’s basketball programs.
But critics argue that younger, healthier individuals would opt for the bare-bones plans, which would eventually result in higher premiums for individuals who are sicker or have pre-existing conditions.
America’s Health Insurance Plans, the industry’s main lobbying group, said his proposal would hurt the market by dividing healthy and sick people into separate groups.
The food is delicious, healthy, and inventive, and an additional $8 buys you a summer beer flight.
Crucially, the rest seemed healthy; and, indeed, all are still alive and well.
Our focus is staying married and healthy and beating dismal odds.
To see whether semen fibrils might be facilitating this process, the researchers incubated healthy sperm with or without the synthetic fibrils, and then measured how many sperm were being eaten up by immune cells.
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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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