a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
"physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"
the general condition of body and mind
"his delicate health"; "in poor health"
The state of being free from physical or psychological disease, illness, or malfunction; wellness.
A state of well-being or balance, often physical but sometimes also mental and social; the overall level of function of an organism from the cellular (micro) level to the social (macro) level.
A toast to prosperity.
the state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain
a wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast
Origin: [OE. helthe, AS. hl, fr. hl hale, sound, whole. See Whole.]
Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living being. In humans, it is the general condition of a person's mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain. The World Health Organization defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Although this definition has been subject to controversy, in particular as lacking operational value and because of the problem created by use of the word "complete," it remains the most enduring. Other definitions have been proposed, among which a recent definition that correlates health and personal satisfaction. Classification systems such as the WHO Family of International Classifications, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and the International Classification of Diseases, are commonly used to define and measure the components of health. Systematic activities to prevent or cure health problems and promote good health in humans are undertaken by health care providers. Applications with regard to animal health are covered by the veterinary sciences. The term "healthy" is also widely used in the context of many types of non-living organizations and their impacts for the benefit of humans, such as in the sense of healthy communities, healthy cities or healthy environments. In addition to health care interventions and a person's surroundings, a number of other factors are known to influence the health status of individuals, including their background, lifestyle, and economic and social conditions; these are referred to as "determinants of health."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
helth, n. wholeness or soundness of body: general state of the body, as in 'ill health,' 'good health,' soundness and vigour of mind: a toast, as 'to drink one's health'—to drink to the health of: (B.) salvation, or divine favour.—adj. Health′ful, full of or enjoying health: indicating health: wholesome: salutary.—adv. Health′fully.—n. Health′fulness.—adv. Health′ily.—n. Health′iness.—adj. Health′less, sickly, ailing.—ns. Health′lessness; Health′-resort′, a place to which people go for the good of their health.—adjs. Health′some (Shak.), healthy, wholesome; Health′y, in a state of good health: conducive to health: sound in body or mind: vigorous. [A.S. hælth—hál, whole.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
A state of complete physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of a person.
The health of a person is a vital part of their life as it affects every aspect of their life experience on the planet.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Health' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #347
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Health' in Written Corpus Frequency: #561
Rank popularity for the word 'Health' in Nouns Frequency: #124
The numerical value of Health in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Health in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Some people lose their health getting wealth and then lose their wealth gaining health.
Look to your health and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.
Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that money cannot buy; therefore value it, and be thankful for it.
New dads are coming into the health care system as a pediatric chaperone, this is an opportunity to talk about things that are important for dad’s health and the child’s health and to offer dads nutritional counseling and mental health education.
Health system strengthening in west Africa is one of our top priorities for 2016. We need to ensure the health systems in these countries are not only prepared for the next major health emergency, but are also better equipped to deal with everyday health crises.
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