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health·y

 (hĕl′thē)
adj. health·i·er, health·i·est
1. Possessing good health: a healthy child.
2. Conducive to good health; healthful: healthy air.
3. Indicative of sound, rational thinking or frame of mind: a healthy attitude.
4. Sizable; considerable: a healthy portion of peas; a healthy raise in salary.
adv.
So as to promote one's health; in a healthy way: If you eat healthy, you'll probably live longer.

health′i·ly adv.
health′i·ness n.
Synonyms: healthy, wholesome, sound2, hale1, robust, well2
These adjectives refer to a state of good physical health. Healthy stresses the absence of disease or infirmity and is used of whole organisms as well as their parts: a healthy baby; flossed daily to promote healthy gums. Wholesome suggests a state of good health associated with youthful vitality or clean living: "In truth, a wholesome, ruddy, blooming creature she was" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
Healthy and wholesome are often extended to conditions or choices deemed conducive to good health: a healthy lifestyle; wholesome foods. Sound emphasizes freedom from injury, imperfection, or impairment: "The man with the toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound" (George Bernard Shaw).
Hale stresses freedom from infirmity, especially in elderly persons, while robust emphasizes healthy strength and ruggedness: "He is pretty well advanced in years, but hale, robust, and florid" (Tobias Smollett).
Well indicates absence of or recovery from illness: felt well enough to make the trip.
Usage Note: Some people insist on maintaining a distinction between the words healthy and healthful. In this view, healthful means "conducive to good health" and is applied to things that promote health, while healthy means "possessing good health," and is applied solely to people and other organisms. Accordingly, healthy people have healthful habits. However, healthy has been used to mean "healthful" since the 1500s, as in this example from John Locke's Some Thoughts Concerning Education: "Gardening ... and working in wood, are fit and healthy recreations for a man of study or business." In fact, the word healthy is far more common than healthful when modifying words like diet, exercise, and foods, and healthy may strike many readers as more natural in many contexts. Certainly, both healthy and healthful must be considered standard in describing that which promotes health.

healthy

(ˈhɛlθɪ)
adj, healthier or healthiest
1. enjoying good health
2. functioning well or being sound: the company's finances are not very healthy.
3. conducive to health; salutary
4. indicating soundness of body or mind: a healthy appetite.
5. informal considerable in size or amount: a healthy sum.
ˈhealthily adv
ˈhealthiness n

health•y

(ˈhɛl θi)

adj. health•i•er, health•i•est.
1. possessing or enjoying good health or a sound and vigorous mentality.
2. pertaining to or characteristic of good health, or a sound and vigorous mind.
3. conducive to good health.
4. prosperous: a healthy business.
5. fairly large: I bought a healthy number of books.
[1545–55]
health′i•ly, adv.
health′i•ness, n.
syn: healthy, healthful, wholesome refer to physical, mental, or moral health and well-being. healthy most often applies to what possesses health, but may apply to what promotes health: a healthy child; a healthy climate. healthful is usu. applied to something conducive to physical health: a healthful diet. wholesome, connoting freshness and purity, applies to something that is physically or morally beneficial: wholesome food; wholesome entertainment.

healthy

  • healthy, healthful - Healthy is a positive descriptive of a person's (or personified thing's) physical state; healthful is used of something that favorably affects or promotes that state.
  • vegete - Describing something healthy and active, flourishing in respect to health and vigor.
  • orthorexia - An obsession with eating only "healthy" food.
  • insane, insanity - Latin sanus, "healthy," is part of insane and insanity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"
fit - physically and mentally sound or healthy; "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise"
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"
well - in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well"
wholesome - conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
2.healthy - financially secure and functioning well; "a healthy economy"
sound - financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
3.healthy - promoting health; healthful; "a healthy diet"; "clean healthy air"; "plenty of healthy sleep"; "healthy and normal outlets for youthful energy"; "the salubrious mountain air and water"- C.B.Davis; "carrots are good for you"
wholesome - conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"
4.healthy - exercising or showing good judgment; "healthy scepticism"; "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"; "the healthy attitude of French laws"; "healthy relations between labor and management"; "an intelligent solution"; "a sound approach to the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for his decision"
reasonable, sensible - showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"
5.healthy - large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune"
considerable - large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree; "a considerable quantity"; "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign"; "went to considerable trouble for us"; "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"

healthy

adjective
1. well, sound, fit, strong, active, flourishing, hardy, blooming, robust, vigorous, sturdy, hale, hearty, in good shape (informal), in good condition, in the pink, alive and kicking, fighting fit, in fine form, in fine fettle, hale and hearty, fit as a fiddle (informal), right as rain (Brit. informal), physically fit, in fine feather She had a normal pregnancy and delivered a healthy child.
well ill, sick, poorly (informal), diseased, weak, delicate, crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), fragile, ailing, frail, unfit, feeble, unhealthy, debilitated, sickly, unwell, weedy (informal), unsound, infirm, at death's door

healthy

adjective
1. Having good health:
Idioms: fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, in fine fettle.
2. Promoting good health:
3. Notably above average in amount, size, or scope:
Informal: tidy.
Translations
دالٌّ على الصِّحَّهسَليم، منطقيصِحِّيّصِحِّيّصَحيح ، صِحّي
zdravý
sundfornuftiggodrask
sanasani
terveterveellinenhyvinvoivareilu
zdrav
heilbrigîurheilnæmur, styrkjandihraustlegur
ヘルシーな健康な
건강에 좋은건강한
sanus
zdravzdravilen
hälsosamnyttig
ดีต่อสุขภาพมีสุขภาพดี
khỏe mạnhtốt cho sức khỏe

healthy

[ˈhelθɪ] ADJ (healthier (compar) (healthiest (superl)))
1. (= normal) [person, plant, cell, mind] → sano; [skin, hair] → sano, saludable; [society] → que goza de buena salud
to be healthy [person] → tener buena saludestar sano
to look healthytener un aspecto saludable
to have a healthy appetitetener buen apetito
2. (= beneficial) [diet, lifestyle, air, place] → sano, saludable
3. (= thriving) [economy, company] → próspero
4. (= substantial) [profit] → pingüe; [bank account] → sustancioso
5. (= sensible) [attitude, scepticism] → razonable
to have a healthy interest in sthtener un sano interés en algo
to have a healthy respect for sb/sthtenerle un respeto sano a algn/algo

healthy

[ˈhɛlθi] adj
[person] → en bonne santé
Lesley's a healthy person → Lesley est en bonne santé.
[climate, food, attitude] → sain(e)
a healthy diet → une alimentation saine
[skin, heart, teeth, gums] → sain(e)
[appetite] → solide
(= financially) [profit, company] → sain(e); [bank account] → bien approvisionné(e)

healthy

adj (+er) (lit, fig)gesund; a healthy mind in a healthy bodyein gesunder Geist in einem gesunden Körper; to earn a healthy profiteinen ansehnlichen Gewinn machen; he has a healthy bank balancesein Kontostand ist gesund; a healthy dose of somethingein gesundes Maß an etw (dat); that’s not a healthy idea/attitudedas ist keine vernünftige Idee/gesunde Haltung; to have a healthy respect for somebody/somethingeinen gesunden Respekt vor jdm/etw haben; a healthy interest in somethingein gesundes Interesse an etw (dat)

healthy

[ˈhɛlθɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person) → sano/a, in buona salute; (skin, diet, attitude) → sano/a; (air, place, climate) → salubre; (appetite) → robusto/a; (exercise, food) (fig) (respect) → salutare; (interest) → vivace; (economy) → florido/a; (bank balance) → in attivo

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.

healthy

صِحِّيّ, صِحِّيّ zdravý sund gesund υγιής saludable, sano terve, terveellinen sain zdrav sano ヘルシーな, 健康な 건강에 좋은, 건강한 gezond sunn zdrowy saudável здоровый hälsosam, nyttig ดีต่อสุขภาพ, มีสุขภาพดี sağlıklı khỏe mạnh, tốt cho sức khỏe 健康的

health·y

a. sano-a, saludable, fornido-a.

healthy

adj (comp -ier; super -iest) sano, saludable; [Note: sano and saludable are often used interchangeably, but sano usually applies to people and connotes sound or not ill, while saludable applies to people and also things which promote health, and is more positive. An overweight man who smokes and eats junk food could be sano, but few would call him saludable.]
References in classic literature ?
Well, I was wild to to something for Father," replied Jo, as they gathered about the table, for healthy young people can eat even in the midst of trouble.
Henceforth, you will at least have the sense of healthy and natural effort for a purpose, and of lending your strength be it great or small--to the united struggle of mankind.
Thus Hester Prynne, whose heart had lost its regular and healthy throb, wandered without a clue in the dark labyrinth of mind; now turned aside by an insurmountable precipice; now starting back from a deep chasm.
He had put them in possession of Bly, which was healthy and secure, and had placed at the head of their little establishment-- but below stairs only--an excellent woman, Mrs.
Why is almost every robust healthy boy with a robust healthy soul in him, at some time or other crazy to go to sea?
Now, for prudent, most wise, and economic reasons, the blacksmith's shop was in the basement of his dwelling, but with a separate entrance to it; so that always had the young and loving healthy wife listened with no unhappy nervousness, but with vigorous pleasure, to the stout ringing of her young-armed old husband's hammer; whose reverberations, muffled by passing through the floors and walls, came up to her, not unsweetly, in her nursery; and so, to stout Labor's iron lullaby, the blacksmith's infants were rocked to slumber.
I'm up to all that sort o' thing," said he, pointing to two or three goodly rifles over the mantel-piece; "and most people that know me know that 't wouldn't be healthy to try to get anybody out o' my house when I'm agin it.
Yes, they are soldiers, those little people; and healthy, too, not ailing any more, the way they used to be sometimes.
We'll let it alone for to-day, because of course we don't want to go by that town yonder in daylight -- it mightn't be healthy.
Goddard's school was in high reputeand very deservedly; for Highbury was reckoned a particularly healthy spot: she had an ample house and garden, gave the children plenty of wholesome food, let them run about a great deal in the summer, and in winter dressed their chilblains with her own hands.
Certainly not; but if you observe, people always live for ever when there is an annuity to be paid them; and she is very stout and healthy, and hardly forty.
Assuredly, pleasant enough: but whether healthy or not is another question.