Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Possessing good health.
  • adj. Conducive to good health; healthful: healthy air.
  • adj. Indicative of sound, rational thinking or frame of mind: a healthy attitude.
  • adj. Sizable; considerable: a healthy portion of potatoes; a healthy raise in salary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit: well.
  • adj. Conducive to health.
  • adj. Evincing health.
  • adj. Significant, hefty; beneficial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being in a state of health; enjoying health; hale; sound; free from disease
  • adj. Evincing health
  • adj. Conducive to health; wholesome; salubrious; salutary

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being in a sound state; possessing health of body or mind; hale; sound.
  • Conducive to health; wholesome; salubrious; healthful.
  • Safe; prudent.
  • Synonyms Vigorous, hearty, robust, strong; Healthy, Healthful, Wholesome, Salubrious, Salutary. A distinction between healthy and healthful is nearly established. Healthy is applicable to the condition of body or mind; healthful to that which produces health. Wholesome is sometimes preferred to healthful on the ground of euphony, but commonly applies chiefly to food, as salubrious applies chiefly to air, climate, and the like. Salutary has mainly a moral significance: as, a salutary effect; salutary influence. Healthy and wholesome are often used figuratively; the others are not.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. financially secure and functioning well
  • adj. promoting health; healthful
  • adj. having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease
  • adj. large in amount or extent or degree
  • adj. exercising or showing good judgment

Etymologies

health +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Of course, the company is mindful of chip-munchers who may equate the term "healthy snacks" with "tastes like cardboard."

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  • With three daughters already at home, my husband and I had always tried to avoid using the word diet, preferring instead to use the phrase healthy eating.

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  • You will also eat what I call healthy and clean meals.

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  • There is also what he calls a healthy competition among companies to become and appear more green.

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  • Putting the industrys present and future in its most positive light, he said the CRM industry was in what he called a healthy transition.

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  • To the point that you all have to support the same football team (soccer team) and hate all other teams and British cities, in what we call healthy rivalries?

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  • MARSH: Hard time or not, Chloe says she's going through with it to give other curvy girls hope and to promote what she calls a healthy and realistic body image.

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  • VAN MARSH: Hard time or not, Chloe says she's going through this to give other curvy girls hope and to promote what she calls a healthy and realistic body image.

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  • Norris, a 29-year-old nonpracticing attorney with a law degree from Southern Methodist University, is cheerfully open about swinging, which she describes as a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle for couples.

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  • But in what I describe as the healthy party of the economy: manufacturing, services, etc., the free market part of the economy.

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