• enPR: hĕlth, IPA: /hɛlθ/, [hɛl̪θ]

health (uncountable)

  1. The state of being free from physical or psychological disease, illness, or malfunction; wellness. [from 11th c.]
    Her mental health is really affected by stressful environments.
  2. A state of well-being or balance, often physical but sometimes also mental and social; the overall level of function of an organism from the cellular (micro) level to the social (macro) level.
    The directors are concerned about the financial health of the project.
  3. Physical condition.
  4. (obsolete) Cure, remedy. [16th c. (Middle English: 11th-15th c.)]
  5. (countable) A toast to prosperity. [from 17th c.]
  6. (video games) The amount of damage an in-game object can withstand before it is destroyed.
    The enemies on this level have a lot of health.
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health (plural healths)

  1. (obsolete) A warrior; hero; man.
    • 1612, Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion
      They, under false pretence of amity and cheer, the British peers invite, the German healths to view.

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