noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English helthe, from Old English hǣlth, from hāl Date: before 12th century 1. a. the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; especially freedom from physical disease or pain b. the general condition of the body <
in poor health
enjoys good health
2. a. flourishing condition ; well-being <
defending the health of the beloved oceans — Peter Wilkinson
b. general condition or state <
poor economic health
3. a toast to someone's health or prosperity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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