Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Possessing good health.
  • adjective Conducive to good health; healthful.
  • adjective Indicative of sound, rational thinking or frame of mind.
  • adjective Sizable; considerable.
  • adverb So as to promote one's health; in a healthy way.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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health +‎ -y

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