Definitions for Healthhɛlθ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. health, wellness(noun)

    a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease

    "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"

  2. health(noun)

    the general condition of body and mind

    "his delicate health"; "in poor health"

Wiktionary

  1. health(Noun)

    The state of being free from physical or psychological disease, illness, or malfunction; wellness.

  2. health(Noun)

    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.

  3. health(Noun)

    Physical condition.

  4. health(Noun)

    Cure, remedy.

  5. health(Noun)

    A toast to prosperity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Health(noun)

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

  2. Health(noun)

    a wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast

  3. Origin: [OE. helthe, AS. hl, fr. hl hale, sound, whole. See Whole.]

Freebase

  1. Health

    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."

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Health

    The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Health' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #347

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Health' in Written Corpus Frequency: #561

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Health' in Nouns Frequency: #124


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