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health

 (hĕlth)
n.
1. The overall condition of an organism at a given time.
2. Soundness, especially of body or mind; freedom from disease or abnormality.
3. A condition of optimal well-being: concerned about the ecological health of the area.
4. A wish for someone's good health, often expressed as a toast.

[Middle English helthe, from Old English hǣlth; see kailo- in Indo-European roots.]

health

(hɛlθ)
n
1. (Medicine) the state of being bodily and mentally vigorous and free from disease
2. (Medicine) the general condition of body and mind: in poor health.
3. the condition of any unit, society, etc: the economic health of a nation.
4. a toast to a person, wishing him or her good health, happiness, etc
5. (modifier) of or relating to food or other goods reputed to be beneficial to the health: health food; a health store.
6. (modifier) of or relating to health, esp to the administration of health: a health committee; health resort; health service.
interj
an exclamation wishing someone good health as part of a toast (in the phrases your health, good health, etc)
[Old English hǣlth; related to hāl hale1]

health

(hɛlθ)

n.
1. the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor: in poor health.
2. soundness of body or mind; freedom from disease or ailment: to lose one's health.
3. a polite or complimentary wish for a person's health, happiness, etc., esp. as a toast.
4. vigor; vitality: economic health.
[before 1000; Middle English helthe, Old English hǣlth. See hale1, whole, -th1]
health′ward, adj., adv.

Health


the absence of pain. — analgesic, analgetic, adj.
Medicine. diagnosis of a condition on the basis of its resemblance to other conditions.
the use of friction, especially rubbing, in therapy or as a remedy.
the absence of physical sensation. — anesthesiologist, anaesthesiologist, anaesthetist, n.anesthetic, anaesthetic, n., adj.
the destruction of microorganisms that cause infection. — antiseptic, adj.
the process of preventing the growth or spread of bacteria. — bacteriostat, n.bacteriostatic, adj.
general physical or mental poor health; weakness or malnutrition.
Medicine. an unhealthy condition, especially an imbalance of physiologic or constitutional elements, often of the blood. Cf. eucrasia.dyscrasic, dyscratic, adj.
the formation of scar tissue as part of the healing process. — epulotic, adj.
1. Medicine. a normal state of health; good health.
2. physical well-being. Cf. dyscrasia.eucrasic, eucratic, adj.
a condition of good digestion. — eupeptic, adj.
the theory of the achievement and maintenance of good health. — evectic, euectic, adj.
any substance for killing germs, especially bacteria. — germicidal, adj.
a hygienist.
Rare. hygienics. Also called hygiantics.
1. the branch of medical science that studies health and its preservation; hygiene.
2. a system of principles for promoting health. — hygienist, n.hygienic, adj.
Rare. the science of hygiene; hygienics.
1. Psychiatry. an abnormal state characterized by emotional depression and imagined ill health, often accompanied by symptoms untraceable to any organic disease.
2. excessive concern and conversation about one’s health. Also called hypochondria, nosomania. — hypochondriac, n.hypochondriacal, adj.
Obsolete, a state of good health; strength.
the gradual process of a disease, ending in the recovery of the patient. See also cells. — lyterian, lytic, adj.
protection from or prevention of disease. — prophylactic, adj.
Rare. the state or condition of being curable; susceptibility to remedy. — sanable, adj.
Rare. 1. a treatise on health.
2. the science of attaining and maintaining good health. — soteriological, adj.
preventive or preservative treatment or measures; prophylaxis. See also ethics.
the state or quality of having good muscular tone or tension. — tonic, adj.
an abnormal fear of vaccines and vaccination. Also called vaccinophobia.
1. a condition of poor health.
2. a state of being concerned with health, often excessively.
3. invalidism. — valetudinarian, n., adj.

Health

 

See Also: PAIN

  1. As clean and strong and healthy as a young tree in the sun —Hugh Walpole
  2. (Has a heart) as sound as a bell —William Shakespeare
  3. Drug addiction is like a light that doesn’t shine —Cardinal John O’Connor, speaking at New York City ceremony to fight drug addiction, August 8, 1986
  4. Felt like the symptoms on a medicine bottle —George Ade
  5. (Looking) fit and taut as a fiddle —Robert Louis Stevenson
  6. (I feel as) fit as a bull moose —Theodore Roosevelt to newspaper reporters
  7. Fit as a fiddle —John Ray’s Proverbs

    This is the most famous of the many “Fit as” comparisons. A modernized extension by novelist Geoffrey Wolff: “Fit as an electric fiddle.”

  8. (You’re looking this morning as) fit as a flea —Henry James
  9. Gobbled pills like a famished chicken pecking up corn —Dale Kramer
  10. [Narrator’s father] gradually sank as if he had a slow leak —Oliver Sacks
  11. Healthy as a kayaker —Richard Ford
  12. Healthy as a steer —Thomas Zigal
  13. A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul, a sick, its prison —Francis Bacon
  14. Hones himself down [to stay in top physical condition] sharper than a Gillette blade —Norman Keifetz
  15. It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser —Robert Louis Stevenson
  16. No neurotic is cured, he merely substitutes one set of neuroses for another. Like a man who stops biting his fingernails only to start scratching his head —Margaret Millar
  17. Pent-up resentment, aggression and hostility are as bad for health as constipation —George Garrett
  18. Radiate health and good will like a red-hot stove —Robertson Davies

    See Also: KINDNESS

  19. Sickness fell upon me like an April cloud —Edward Marsh
  20. So far as ailments went, Uncle Horace was like an insatiable gardener confronted by a seedsman’s catalogue. He had only to get news of an untried specimen to have a go at it —Howard Spring
  21. Sound as a bell of brass —Anon

    According to Larry Gottlieb, a one-time handicapper for the New York Morning Telegraph, this expression used to assay a thoroughbred up for sale is the most commonly used simile in racing circles. It was introduced in England during the nineteenth century.

  22. Sound as a nut —Mazo De La Roche
  23. Temperature as high as a tree —Mary Lee Settle
  24. Unhealthy as the liver of a goose intended for pate —Israel Zangwill
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.health - a healthy state of wellbeing free from diseasehealth - a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"
eudaemonia, eudaimonia, upbeat, wellbeing, well-being, welfare - a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"
2.health - the general condition of body and mind; "his delicate health"; "in poor health"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"

health

noun
1. condition, state, form, shape, tone, constitution, fettle Although he's old, he's in good health.
3. state, condition, shape There's no way to predict the future health of the banking industry.
Quotations
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" Constitution of the World Health Organization
Proverbs
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"

health

noun
The condition of being physically and mentally sound:
Translations
صِحَّةصِحَّهعافِيَه
zdraví
helbredsundhed
sano
terveys
zdravlje
egészség
heilsa
健康
건강
salus
sveikatasveikatos apsaugasveikatos priežiūros organizacijasveikumas
būt pie labas/sliktas veselībasveselībaveselības stāvoklis
zdravie
zdravje
hälsa
afya
สุขภาพ
sức khỏe

health

[helθ]
A. Nsalud f
to be in good/bad healthestar bien/mal de salud
he was granted early retirement on grounds of ill healthle concedieron la jubilación anticipada por razones de salud
good health!¡(a tu) salud!
to drink (to) sb's healthbeber a la salud de algn, brindar por algn
Minister of HealthMinistro/a m/f de Sanidad
Ministry of HealthMinisterio m de Sanidad
Department of Health and Human Services (US) → Ministerio m de Sanidad y Seguridad Social
B. CPD health authority Nadministración f sanitaria
health benefit N (US) → subsidio m de enfermedad
health care Nasistencia f sanitaria, atención f sanitaria
health centre, health center (US) Ncentro m de salud, centro m médico
health club Ngimnasio m
health education Neducación f sanitaria
health farm Ncentro m de adelgazamiento
health food(s) N(PL)alimentos mpl dietéticos, alimentos mpl naturales
health food shop Ntienda f de alimentos dietéticos, herbolario m
health hazard Npeligro m para la salud, riesgo m para la salud
it's a health hazardpresenta un peligro or un riesgo para la salud
health insurance Nseguro m de enfermedad, seguro m médico
health problem N (personal) → problema m de salud; (public) → problema m sanitario
health resort N (= spa) → balneario m; (in mountains) → sanatorio m
Health Service N (Brit) → Servicio m de Sanidad, Servicio m de Salud Pública
see also national Health Service doctor Nmédico m de la Seguridad Social
health spa Nbalneario m
health visitor Nauxiliar mf sanitario/a (en asistencia domiciliaria)
see also professional B2

health

[ˈhɛlθ] n
(physical)santé f
Her health has never been very good → Sa santé n'a jamais été très bonne.
to be restored to health → être guéri(e)
to be bad for one's health → être mauvais(e) pour la santé
to be good for one's health → être bon(ne) pour la santé
to be in good health → être en bonne santé
to be in good physical health → être en bonne forme physique
to be in poor health → être en mauvaise santé
sexual health → santé sexuelle
to drink to sb's health, to drink sb's health → boire à la santé de qn Department of Health
(= prosperity) [organization] → santé fHealth Authority n (British)administration f régionale de la santé publiquehealth care
nservices mpl de santé
modif [system, service] → de sécurité f sociale; [reform, costs] → des services de santéhealth care worker nmembre mf des services de santéhealth centre n (British)centre m médicosocialhealth check n (= examination) → visite f médicale; (more thorough)bilan m de santéhealth club nclub m de remise en formehealth-conscious [ˈhɛlθkɒnʃəs] adjsoucieux/euse de sa santéhealth drink nboisson f énergisantehealth education néducation f pour la santéhealth farm nétablissement m de remise en formehealth food naliment m diététiquehealth food shop (British) health food store (US) nmagasin m de produits diététiques

health

n
Gesundheit f; (= state of health)Gesundheitszustand m; in good healthgesund, bei guter Gesundheit; in poor healthnicht gesund, bei schlechter Gesundheit; state of healthGesundheitszustand m, → Befinden nt; how is his health?wie geht es ihm gesundheitlich?; to regain one’s healthwieder gesund werden; at least we still have our healthwenigstens sind wir immer noch gesund; to enjoy good healthsich guter Gesundheit (gen)erfreuen; to suffer from poor or bad healthkränklich sein; to be good/bad for one’s healthgesund/ungesund or gesundheitsschädlich sein, der Gesundheit (dat)zuträglich/nicht zuträglich sein; poverty can cause poor healthArmut kann zu schlechter Gesundheit führen; health and safety regulationsArbeitsschutzvorschriften pl; Ministry of HealthGesundheitsministerium nt; I’m not just doing it for the good of my health (inf)ich mache das doch nicht bloß aus Spaß (inf); he stressed the health benefits of regular exerciseer betonte, wie gut regelmäßige Bewegung für die Gesundheit sei
(fig)Gesundheit f
to drink (to) somebody’s healthauf jds Wohl (acc)or Gesundheit (acc)trinken; your health!, good health!zum Wohl!, auf Ihre Gesundheit!

health

:
Health and Safety Executive
n (Brit) → Arbeitsschutzbehörde f
Health and Social Services
pl (US) das amerikanische Gesundheits- und Sozialministerium
health authority
health care
nGesundheitsfürsorge f; home health aid(mobiler) Helfer/(mobile) Helferin für häusliche Pflege
health centre (Brit)
n
(Med) → Ärztezentrum nt
(keep-fit) → Fitnesscenter nt
health certificate
health check
nCheck-up m
health club
n (= place)Fitnesscenter nt
health education
nHygiene f
health farm
nGesundheitsfarm f
health food
nReformkost f
health food shop (Brit), health food store (esp US)
nReformhaus nt, → Bioladen m, → Naturkostladen m

health

:
health inspector
nHygieneinspektor(in) m(f)
health insurance

health

:
health problem
n to have healthsgesundheitliche Probleme haben; he retired because of healthser trat aus gesundheitlichen Gründen in den Ruhestand
health resort
nKurort m; (= spa also)Kurbad nt, → Heilbad nt
Health Service
n (Brit) the healthdas Gesundheitswesen; health doctorKassenarzt m/-ärztin f
health studio
nFitnessstudio nt
health visitor
n (Brit) → Sozialarbeiter(in) m(f) (in der Gesundheitsfürsorge)
health warning
n (on cigarette packet) → (gesundheitlicher) Warnhinweis

health

[hɛlθ] n (gen) → salute f
Ministry of Health → ministero della Sanità
Health Minister → ministro della Sanità
Department of Health → ministero della Sanità
to be in good/bad health → essere in buona/cattiva salute
to drink sb's health → bere alla salute di qn
your health! → (alla tua) salute!

health

(helθ) noun
1. the state of being well or ill. He is in good/poor health.
2. the state of being well. I may be getting old, but so long as I keep my health, I'll be happy.
ˈhealthy adjective
1. (generally) having good health. I'm rarely ill – I'm really a very healthy person; My bank balance is healthier now than it used to be.
2. causing or helping to produce good health. a healthy climate.
3. resulting from good health. a healthy appetite.
4. showing a sensible concern for one's own well-being etc. He shows a healthy respect for the law.
ˈhealthiness noun
ˈhealth maintenance organization noun
(abbreviation HMO) (American) a system of health centers providing medical treatment, preventive care and hospitalization to its paying members.
health service
(the organization which runs) all the medical services of a country which are available to the public.
drink (to) someone's health
to drink a toast to someone, wishing him good health.

health

صِحَّة zdraví helbred Gesundheit υγεία salud terveys santé zdravlje salute 健康 건강 gezondheid helse zdrowie saúde здоровье hälsa สุขภาพ sağlık sức khỏe 健康

health

n. salud; [government]
behavioral ___conducta saludable;
dental ___higiene dental;
Department of ___Ministerio de Salud o Salubridad;
___ and medical assistanceasistencia médico-sanitaria;
___ assessmentevaluación del estado de ___;
___ authoritiesautoridades de Sanidad;
___ careatención o cuidado de la ___;
___ care providerprofesional de atención de la ___;
___ care reformreforma al sistema de ___;
___ care systemsistema sanitario;
___ centercentro de ___, centro de higiene sanitaria;
___ certificatecertificado de ___;
___ educationeducación médica;
___ facilitiesinstituciones de ___;
___ foodalimento sano;
___ habitshábitos sanitarios;
___ lawsestatutos sanitarios;
___ personnelprofesionales médicos y de asistencia pública;
___ physicistbiofísico;
___ planningplaneamiento de métodos de ___;
___ risk assessmentevaluación de riesgo sanitario;
___ servicesservicios o atención de la ___;
___ services for the agedservicios de ___ a los ancianos;
___ statisticsestadísticas de ___ salud mental;
___ statusestado de ___;
home ___ carecuidado de ___ en el hogar;
mental ______ mental;
occupational ___atención médica laboral;
rural ______ rural;
uncertain ______ precaria;
urban ______ urbana.

health

n salud f, sanidad f (esp. Esp); — care V. health care como artículo independiente; — enthusiast naturista; mental — salud mental; occupational — salud ocupacional or laboral; public — sanidad or salud pública; women’s — salud de la mujer
References in classic literature ?
One discovered that money couldn't keep shame and sorrow out of rich people's houses, another that, though she was poor, she was a great deal happier, with her youth, health, and good spirits, than a certain fretful, feeble old lady who couldn't enjoy her comforts, a third that, disagreeable as it was to help get dinner, it was harder still to go begging for it and the fourth, that even carnelian rings were not so valuable as good behavior.
Her complexion was not good and her face was covered with blotches that indicated ill health.
Greetings and inquiries as to health having been passed, not without numerous blessings on the part of Mr.
When Pavel's health grew so bad, they decided to try farming.
The Creole woman does not take any chances which may be avoided of imperiling her health.
When this necessary, and, happily, grateful duty had been performed, each of the foresters stooped and took a long and parting draught at that solitary and silent spring*, around which and its sister fountains, within fifty years, the wealth, beauty and talents of a hemisphere were to assemble in throngs, in pursuit of health and pleasure.
In health, yes; but otherwise he has lost everything," said Christie, fixing her eyes on the embarrassed Dick.
This facile adaptation was at once the symptom of perfect health and its best preservative.
It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
They had the bloom of health and happiness; and yet, as if I had been in charge of a pair of little grandees, of princes of the blood, for whom everything, to be right, would have to be enclosed and protected, the only form that, in my fancy, the afteryears could take for them was that of a romantic, a really royal extension of the garden and the park.
For young whales, in the highest health, and swelling with noble aspirations, prematurely cut off in the warm flush and May of life, with all their panting lard about them; even these brawny, buoyant heroes do sometimes sink.
that is only a matter of habit; if you get into the habit of being quick it is just as easy as being slow; easier, I should say; in fact it don't agree with my health to be hulking about over a job twice as long as it need take.