Definitions

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

  • n. The overall condition of an organism at a given time.
  • n. Soundness, especially of body or mind; freedom from disease or abnormality.
  • n. A condition of optimal well-being: concerned about the ecological health of the area.
  • n. A wish for someone's good health, often expressed as a toast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.
  • n. Physical condition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain.
  • n. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Soundness of body; that condition of a living organism and of its various parts and functions which conduces to efficient and prolonged life; a normal bodily condition.
  • n. In an extended use, the general condition of the body with reference to the degree of soundness and vigor, whether normal or impaired: as, good health; ill health; how is your health?
  • n. Natural vigor of the faculties; moral or intellectual soundness.
  • n. Power of healing, or giving health; capacity for restoring, strengthening, enlightening, purifying, etc.: chiefly in Scripture.
  • n. A salutation or a toast; an invocation of health and happiness for another: as, to drink a health to one.

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

  • n. a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
  • n. the general condition of body and mind

Etymologies

Middle English helthe, from Old English hǣlth; see kailo- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English helthe, from Old English hǣlþ. (Wiktionary)

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  • Now in the primitive church the faithful, and even those in health, used to communicate not only during mass, but also at other times, as is evident from the office of the presanctified, at which, according to the Gelasian sacramentary, all present communicated, as well as from the numerous ancient instances of communion under one kind mentioned in the preceding chapter; for in these cases it was not received during the mass, and many of them are cases of "_persons in health_".

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