the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor: good health;poor health.
soundness of body or mind; freedom from disease or ailment: to have one's health;to lose one's health.
a polite or complimentary wish for a person's health, happiness, etc., especially as a toast: We drank a health to our guest of honor.
vigor; vitality: economic health.
- healthward, adjective, adverb
- sub·health, noun
- health , heath
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How to use health in a sentence
As for the actual health benefits of rice cakes, like so many other foods marketed as “better for you,” they’re really just that — marketing.The Rise and Fall of the Rice Cake, America’s One-Time Favorite Health Snack | Brenna Houck | September 17, 2020 | Eater
Citing audiences’ health and safety as a top priority, The Kennedy Center is moving most planned programming to spring of 2021 and beyond.D.C. theater scene adapts with films, concerts, and more | Patrick Folliard | September 17, 2020 | Washington Blade
Which I know can be scary for civilians — the idea that their police or health department needs military backup.Mobilizing the National Guard Doesn’t Mean Your State Is Under Martial Law. Usually. | by Logan Jaffe | September 17, 2020 | ProPublica
Pressed on these claims Tuesday, the president falsely said he had already released a health plan.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump | Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner | September 16, 2020 | Washington Post
Among all registered voters, Biden is narrowly seen as more trusted on health care, by seven percentage points.Post-ABC Wisconsin poll shows Biden holding narrow edge over Trump | Dan Balz, Emily Guskin | September 16, 2020 | Washington Post
Not to be left behind, progressives in neighboring Wisconsin clamored to join the cutting edge of public health.
We indulge in expensive cold-pressed juices and SoulCycle classes, justifying these purchases as investments in our health.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze | Lizzie Crocker | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
His life as a man is built around health insurance and tax services.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President | Pierre Assouline | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Each individual race involves an unusual collaboration between researchers, manufacturers, and public-health entities.
Children in households with more equitable participation of men show better health and development.
But men, through neglecting the rules of health, pass quickly to old age, and die before reaching that term.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) | Henry Osborn Taylor
But I suppose, as he is my nearest relative, it is but natural he should be anxious about my health.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
This Captain Kirton was really the best of the Kirton bunch: a quiet, unassuming young man, somewhat delicate in health.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
But in the end his health gave way, and the Emperor himself wrote to Prince Eugne telling him to send the old warrior home.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Why use dangerous cosmetics when Jones' soap retains youth and health for the complexion, and fosters the development of beauty?The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for health
the state of being bodily and mentally vigorous and free from disease
the general condition of body and mind: in poor health
the condition of any unit, society, etc: the economic health of a nation
a toast to a person, wishing him or her good health, happiness, etc
(modifier) of or relating to food or other goods reputed to be beneficial to the health: health food; a health store
(modifier) of or relating to health, esp to the administration of health: a health committee; health resort; health service
an exclamation wishing someone good health as part of a toast (in the phrases your health, good health, etc)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with health
see clean bill of health.
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