the National Health Service

Definition of the National Health Service

  1. :  the public system of medical care in Britain that is paid for by taxes

Word by Word Definitions

nationalplay National
  1. :  of or relating to a nation

    :  nationalist

    :  comprising or characteristic of a nationality

  1. :  one that owes allegiance to or is under the protection of a nation without regard to the more formal status of citizen or subject

healthplay Health
  1. :  the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit

    :  freedom from physical disease or pain

    :  the general condition of the body

serviceplay Service
  1. :  the occupation or function of serving

    :  employment as a servant

    :  the work performed by one that serves

  1. :  to perform services for: such as

    :  to repair or provide maintenance for

    :  to meet interest and sinking fund payments on (as government debt)

  1. :  of or relating to the armed services

    :  used in serving or supplying

    :  intended for hard or everyday use

  1. :  an Old World tree (Sorbus domestica) resembling the related mountain ashes but having larger flowers and larger edible fruit

    :  a related Old World tree (S. torminalis) with bitter fruits


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