Health officer
Health Health (h[e^]lth), n. [OE. helthe, AS. h[=ae]l[thorn], fr. h[=a]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. [1913 Webster]

There is no health in us. --Book of Common Prayer. [1913 Webster]

Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it can not be sported with without loss, or regained by courage. --Buckminster. [1913 Webster]

2. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast. ``Come, love and health to all.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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