well-being
noun Date: 1582 the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous ; welfare

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • well-being — n [U] 1.) a feeling of being comfortable, healthy, and happy well being of ▪ We are responsible for the care and well being of all our patients. a sense/feeling of well being ▪ A good meal promotes a feeling of well being.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • well-being — noun uncount the satisfactory state that someone or something should be in, that involves such things as being happy, healthy, and safe, and having enough money: Laughter is taken as a sign of well being. economic/physical/emotional/social well… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Well-being — Well be ing, n. The state or condition of being well; welfare; happiness; prosperity; as, virtue is essential to the well being of men or of society. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • well-being — [wel′bē΄iŋ] n. the state of being well, happy, or prosperous; welfare …   English World dictionary

  • well-being — 1610s, from WELL (Cf. well) (adv.) + gerundive of BE (Cf. be) …   Etymology dictionary

  • well-being — ► NOUN ▪ the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy …   English terms dictionary

  • well being — index prosperity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • well-being — index benefit (betterment), boom (prosperity), health, welfare Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • well-being — UK / US noun [uncountable] the satisfactory state that someone or something should be in, that involves such things as being happy, healthy, and safe, and having enough money Laughter is taken as a sign of well being.… …   English dictionary

  • well-being — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ general, overall ▪ emotional, mental, physical, psychological, social, spiritual ▪ human …   Collocations dictionary

  • well-being — n. 1) to threaten smb. s well being 2) material; physical; psychological well being * * * [ˌwel biːɪŋ] physical psychological well being material to threaten smb. s well being …   Combinatory dictionary

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