Health

Definition of Health

Pronunciation: hĕlth
n.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.
There is no health in us.
- Book of Common Prayer.
Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it can not be sported with without loss, or regained by courage.
- Buckminster.
2.A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast.
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.

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