health


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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