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healthy

enjoying good health; hearty; robust: The children are all healthy.
Not to be confused with:
healthful – conducive to health; wholesome: We serve only healthful food.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
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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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

health·y

a. sano-a, saludable, fornido-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.]
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
It is when in this condition that he strips away the husks of life's healthiest illusions and gravely considers the iron collar of necessity welded about the neck of his soul.
"I know not from what," replied the friend, "for Altisidora is the healthiest damsel in all this house, and I have never heard her complain all the time I have known her.
"No, Hawver; you are the healthiest man I ever knew.
The healthiest of them resembled, to use an expression of Marryat's, "Hunger's eldest son when he had come of age"; the others were either blind, had withered legs and crept about on their hands, or withered arms and fingerless hands.
Not small, yet regular and firm, without a blemish, he considered then the healthiest, whitest, prettiest teeth he had ever seen.
And things which are at their best are also least liable to be altered or discomposed; for example, when healthiest and strongest, the human frame is least liable to be affected by meats and drinks, and the plant which is in the fullest vigour also suffers least from winds or the heat of the sun or any similar causes.
It's the healthiest thing in the world in all respects, and particularly for the lungs.
The healthiest glow that Hepzibah had known for years had come now in the dreaded crisis, when, for the first time, she had put forth her hand to help herself.
Fred was not a gambler: he had not that specific disease in which the suspension of the whole nervous energy on a chance or risk becomes as necessary as the dram to the drunkard; he had only the tendency to that diffusive form of gambling which has no alcoholic intensity, but is carried on with the healthiest chyle-fed blood, keeping up a joyous imaginative activity which fashions events according to desire, and having no fears about its own weather, only sees the advantage there must be to others in going aboard with it.
If you go on improving at this rate you'll be presently one of the healthiest men in the ship."
It lasted more or less through the night; and then intermitted, at that terrible time in the early morning-- from two o'clock to five--when the vital energies even of the healthiest of us are at their lowest.
Gateshead Council, which employs 11,000 staff, was commended in the Healthiest Large Employer category in the BBC Radio Newcastle area and will now go on to the national championships.