adjective, health·i·er, health·i·est.
Examples from the Web for healthy
The citizens of Stevens Point defeated fluoridation by a healthy margin.
And more trivial modifications like altering bodily odors and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
At present, not every woman is young enough, fertile enough, or healthy enough to have a baby using her own eggs or her own womb.
But self-doubt, while a healthy quality for human beings to have, is alas not a plus for politicians.Mario Cuomo: An OK Governor, but a Far Better Person|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They just might change how they feel, how healthy they are, and how they live their lives.
When shall we know whether they are dead or alive, whether strong and healthy or moaning upon a bed in hospital?Six Women and the Invasion|Gabrielle Yerta
The situation of the convent is not healthy, and in consequence the monks frequently suffer from intermittent fever.
Could she not have honoured Him equally well by living the free, healthy life that she had been born to live?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
Steadiness of rates, on the other hand, is vital to a healthy state of trade.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
Vine very vigorous, healthy and productive; wood reddish-brown, short-jointed.Manual of American Grape-Growing|U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for healthy
adjective healthier or healthiest
Word Origin and History for healthy
It is wrong to say that certain articles of food are healthy or unhealthy. Wholesome and unwholesome are the right words. A pig may be healthy or unhealthy while alive; but after he is killed and becomes pork, he can enjoy no health, and suffer no sickness. [Eliza Leslie, "Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book," Philadelphia, 1839]