American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To restore to health or soundness; cure. See Synonyms at cure.
- v. To set right; repair: healed the rift between us.
- v. To restore (a person) to spiritual wholeness.
- v. To become whole and sound; return to health.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make whole or sound; restore to health or soundness; cure: as, to heal the sick.
- To restore to wholesome conditions; remove something evil or noxious from: purify; cleanse; strengthen.
- To remedy; remove, repair, or counteract by salutary or beneficial means: as, to heal a quarrel or a breach.
- To grow whole or sound; return to a sound state: with reference to a wound, sometimes with up or over.
- n. Health; well-being.
- To hide; conceal; keep secret.
- To cover, as for protection. To cover or overlay, as a roof with tiles, slates, tin, etc.
- To cover (the roots of trees and plants), usually in an inclined or slanting position, with soil, after they have been taken out of the ground, and before setting them permanently: generally used with in.
- A variant spelling of heel.
- v. transitive To make better; to revive, recover, or cure.
- v. intransitive To become better.
- n. obsolete health
- v. transitive To hide; conceal; keep secret.
- v. transitive To cover, as for protection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.
- v. To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health.
- v. To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; -- said of a disease or a wound.
- v. To restore to original purity or integrity.
- v. To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to
- v. To grow sound; to return to a sound state; ; -- sometimes with
- n. obsolete Health.
- v. get healthy again
- v. provide a cure for, make healthy again
- v. heal or recover
- From Middle English helen, hilen, from Old English helan ("to conceal, cover, hide"), from Proto-Germanic *helanan (“to hide, stash”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (“to hide, conceal”). Cognate with Scots heal ("to cover, hide, conceal, keep secret"), Dutch helen ("to conceal"), German heilen ("to conceal"), Latin cēlō ("conceal"). Related to hole, hull. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English healen, from Old English hǣlan; see kailo- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Thou promisest to heal their waters, but _their miry places and standing waters_, thou sayest there, _thou wilt not heal_. [”
“The English word heal appears in this passage, as the Greek word iomai, meaning “cure.””
“And we were able to give each other enough space to heal from the wounds we inflicted upon ourselves and each other.”
“For me, sharing my pain with the world is how I was able to heal from a lot of hurt in my life.”
“I am so encouraged to hear that it is helping people all across the country to heal from the ravages of child abuse.”
“We cannot heal from the scourge of christianity until we are honest about some of its worse perpetrators.”
“The wound would heal from the inside out -- they call it healing by secondary intention, and if you think I haven't tried to write a poem with that fabulously symbolic phrase in it, you don't know me very well.”
“As banks continue to heal from the financial crisis, being small isn 't necessarily a disadvantage.”
“It's it can take congregations decades, generations to really heal from the pain that that causes.”
“The best thing for both of them would be to go their separate ways and try to heal from the emotional and physical damage they have both caused eachother.”
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