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English Dictionary: Health by the DICT Development Group
2 results for Health
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
health
n
  1. a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"
    Synonym(s): health, wellness
    Antonym(s): illness, malady, sickness, unwellness
  2. the general condition of body and mind; "his delicate health"; "in poor health"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Health \Health\, n. [OE. helthe, AS. h[?]lp, fr. h[be]l hale,
      sound, whole. See {Whole}.]
      1. The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind,
            or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical
            disease or pain.
  
                     There is no health in us.                  --Book of
                                                                              Common Prayer.
  
                     Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it
                     can not be sported with without loss, or regained by
                     courage.                                             --Buckminster.
  
      2. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in
            a toast. [bd]Come, love and health to all.[b8] --Shak.
  
      {Bill of health}. See under {Bill}.
  
      {Health lift}, a machine for exercise, so arranged that a
            person lifts an increasing weight, or moves a spring of
            increasing tension, in such a manner that most of the
            muscles of the body are brought into gradual action; --
            also called {lifting machine}.
  
      {Health officer}, one charged with the enforcement of the
            sanitary laws of a port or other place.
  
      {To drink a health}. See under {Drink}.
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