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Pronunciation: /hɛlθ

Definition of health in English:


[mass noun]
1The state of being free from illness or injury: he was restored to health [as modifier]: a health risk
More example sentences
  • Take one step at a time and walk your way to health with a free, short walk led by a trained volunteer.
  • I hear that they pose health risks to the local population at this time of year.
  • Her concerns include possible health risks to children and the blight on her property.
good physical condition, healthiness, fitness, physical fitness, well-being, haleness, good trim, good shape, fine fettle, good kilter;
robustness, strength, vigour, soundness, salubrity
1.1A person’s mental or physical condition: bad health forced him to retire figurative a standard for measuring the financial health of a company
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  • One of the functions of day services is to maintain people in good mental health and to prevent relapse.
  • My mental health began to deteriorate and by January I was in hospital after an overdose.
  • No set qualifications are needed but applicants must be in good physical health.
state of health, physical state, physical health, physical shape, condition, constitution, form
1.2 (your health or your good health) Used to express friendly feelings towards one’s companions before drinking.
Example sentences
  • Here's your good health, and your families' good health, and may you all live long and prosper.
  • After the requisite chilling and hearing that satisfying noise of the cork going ‘pop’ I shall certainly raise a glass to your good health.
  • Here's to your good health and prosperity in the New Year!


Old English hǣlth, of Germanic origin; related to whole.

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