Health

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Health \Health\ (h[e^]lth), noun [OE. helthe, AS. h[=ae]l[thorn], fr. h[=a]l hale, sound, whole. See {Whole}.]

1. The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain.

There is no health in us. --Book of Common Prayer.

Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it can not be sported with without loss, or regained by courage. --Buckminster.

2. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast. "Come, love and health to all." --Shak.

{Bill of health}. See under {Bill}.

{Health lift}, a machine for exercise, so arranged that a person lifts an increasing weight, or moves a spring of increasing tension, in such a manner that most of the muscles of the body are brought into gradual action; -- also called {lifting machine}.

{Health officer}, one charged with the enforcement of the sanitary laws of a port or other place.

{To drink a health}. See under {Drink}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

health

noun

1: a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients" [syn: {health}, {wellness}] [ant: {illness}, {malady}, {sickness}, {unwellness}]

2: the general condition of body and mind; "his delicate health"; "in poor health"


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