Definitions for Healthhɛlθ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor:
in poor health.
soundness of body or mind; freedom from disease or ailment:
to lose one's health.
Category: Physiology, Psychiatry
a polite or complimentary wish for a person's health, happiness, etc., esp. as a toast.
Origin of health:
bef. 1000; ME helthe, OE hǣlth. See hale1, whole , -th1
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
whether your body or mind is well or not
How is her health?; the patient's mental health; to be in good/poor/excellent health
the state of being mentally or physically well
She was back to health in a few weeks.
the jobs and work of keeping people healthy
the Department of Health; health and safety rules
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
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
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
Translations for Health
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the state of being well or ill
He is in good/poor health.
- saúdePortuguese (BR)
- die GesundheitGerman
- sundhed; helbredDanish
- υγεία, φυσική κατάστασηGreek
- 몸의 상태Korean
- būt pie labas/sliktas veselībasLatvian
- helse, helbredNorwegian
- روغتيا ، جوړتيا ، تندرستىPashto
- hälsa, hälsotillståndSwedish
- 健康Chinese (Trad.)
- صحت کا حالUrdu
- tình trạng sức khỏeVietnamese
- 健康Chinese (Simp.)
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