healthy

adjective
\ˈhel-thē also ˈhelt- \
healthier; healthiest

Definition of healthy 

1 : free from disease or pain : enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit : well healthy children tips for staying 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

4a : prosperous, flourishing a healthy economy

b : not small or feeble : considerable a healthy sum of money

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Other Words from healthy

healthily \ˈhel-thə-lē \ adverb
healthiness \ˈhel-thē-nəs \ noun

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healthy, sound, wholesome, robust, hale, well mean enjoying or indicative of good health. healthy implies full strength and vigor as well as freedom from signs of disease. a healthy family sound emphasizes the absence of disease, weakness, or malfunction. a sound heart wholesome implies appearance and behavior indicating soundness and balance. a face with a wholesome glow robust implies the opposite of all that is delicate or sickly. a lively, robust little boy hale applies particularly to robustness in old age. still hale at the age of eighty well implies merely freedom from disease or illness. she has never been a well person

Examples of healthy in a Sentence

The company is financially healthy. always a hard worker, Grandma has remained healthy into her 80s

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The surviving infant remains healthy and will be closely monitored by Zoo personnel. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "National Zoo Reports Death of Infant Golden Lion Tamarin," 2 July 2018 That often pushes aside the basic building blocks of a healthy life, such as proper sleep, exercise, and nutrition. Clay Marsh, STAT, "Facing deaths of despair from the depths of despair in West Virginia," 12 July 2018 Findings of the study showed 8.2 million years of healthy life were lost due to diabetes attributable to air pollution in 2016 globally. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "Air pollution increases risk for type 2 diabetes, study finds," 12 July 2018 Children learned about biker safety and living healthier lives. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Children Learn Bike Safety," 3 July 2018 Our mission has always been to help people live healthier lives. Carolyn Kylstra, SELF, "How Should a Health Brand Talk About Weight?," 25 June 2018 This process should bring us a step closer to what really matters: informing people who want to know how to eat for a healthy life. Julia Belluz, Vox, "This Mediterranean diet study was hugely impactful. The science just fell apart.," 20 June 2018 Many say that being involved in different activities has made them happier and healthier. City Bureau, Chicago Reader, "These candid photos capture how seniors are growing communities—while growing older—on the south side," 12 July 2018 All the activities are monitored by Nicklaus pediatric endocrinology nurses to ensure a safe and healthy environment, according to a news release. Emily Himes, miamiherald, "Diabetic children learn about nutrition and keeping healthy at Camp Roaring Sun," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of healthy

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for healthy

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healthy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of healthy

: having good health : not sick or injured

: showing good health

: good for your health

healthy

adjective
\ˈhel-thē \
healthier; healthiest

Kids Definition of healthy

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.

Other Words from healthy

healthily \-thə-lē \ adverb living healthily

healthy

adjective
\ˈhel-thē \
healthier; healthiest

Medical Definition of healthy 

1 : enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit

2 : revealing a state of health a healthy complexion

3 : conducive to health

Other Words from healthy

healthily \-thə-lē \ adverb
healthiness \-thē-nəs \ noun

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