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spoken English37.47%written English62.53%
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Definition of the noun health

What does health mean as a name of something?

Health is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: healths

  1. a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
    • example: physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of health: wellness
    • more generic words: eudaemonia / eudaimonia / upbeat / welfare / well-being / wellbeing = a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous
    • attributes:
      • healthy = having or indicating good health in body or mind
      • unhealthy = not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind
  2. the general condition of body and mind
    • examples: his delicate health | in poor health
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: condition / status = a state at a particular time

Alternative definition of the noun health


  1. The state of being free from physical or psychological disease, illness, or malfunction; wellness. [definition from 11th c.]
  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.
  3. Physical condition.
  4. [obsolete] Cure, remedy. [definition 11th-16th c.]
  5. [countable] A toast to prosperity. [definition from 17th c.]

Specialised definition of the noun health

Glossary of sports

the fact of being well or being free from any illness (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

the "normal" condition (not being ill), look and behaviour as well as medical or laboratory findings do not deviate from the norm. According to the postulate of the World Health Organisation health is a "state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not only the lack of diseases and ailments". Sport is attributed with undisputed positive health effects, as long as one does not only consider extreme high-performance sport. The contribution of sport to achieving and maintaining (especially physical) health can be manifold (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the fact of being well or being free from any illness (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


Health is an American noise rock band from Los Angeles, California.


  1. "Health": Health is the debut album by American noise rock band Health. The album was recorded at the Los Angeles club The Smell.
    • genre: Noise rock
    • released on (8 years ago)
  2. "Health" is the fifth studio album by Canadian band The Heavy Blinkers. It was released in July 2013 under their self-titled record album.
    • released on
  3. "Health" is a musical EP of Farewell J.R.
    • released on


  1. "Health" is a book by Rebecca J. Donatelle.
    • subjects: Health, Medical, Public health
  2. "Health" is a book by Will Ferguson.
    • genre: Children's literature
    • subjects: Career, Nursing, Health, Medicine
  3. "Health" is a book by Macmillan.
    • also known as Health (Career Information Center, Volume 7)
  4. "Health" is a book by B. Grosvenor.
    • also known as "Health: an essay on its nature, value, uncertainty, preservation, and best improvement"
  5. "Health" is a book by Frederick Golladay.
    • also known as "Health: sector policy paper"


"Health" is a 1980 ensemble comedy film, the fifteenth feature project from director Robert Altman. It stars Carol Burnett, Glenda Jackson, James Garner, Lauren Bacall, and Paul Dooley, and was written by Altman, Dooley and Frank Barhydt. The film's title is an acronym for "Happiness, Energy, and Longevity through Health".


  1. Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living organism. In humans, it is the general condition of a person's mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain. The World Health Organization defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Although this definition has been subject to controversy, in particular as lacking operational value and because of the problem created by use of the word "complete," it remains the most enduring. Other definitions have been proposed, among which a recent definition that correlates health and personal satisfaction. Classification systems such as the WHO Family of International Classifications, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and the International Classification of Diseases, are commonly used to define and measure the components of health.
    • also known as تندرستی
  2. Health is an attribute assigned to entities within a role-playing or video game that indicates its state in combat. Health is usually measured in health points or hit points, shortened as HP. When the HP of the player character reaches zero, the player loses a life or their character becomes incapacitated. When the HP of an enemy reaches zero, the player might be rewarded in some way.
  3. Health is an application for iOS 8 announced by Apple inc. at their Worldwide Developers Conference 2014.
    • developer: Apple Inc.
    • genre: Application software
    • license: Proprietary software
  4. Health is an American magazine focused on women's health. It was purchased by Time Inc. in 1991. The company now operates as a part of Time's Southern Progress Corporation. The magazine's topics range from diet and recipes to fashion tips and dealing with life issues such as stress. Since 1999, Health has published its annual beauty awards, highlighting top products in categories like skincare. It occasionally features cover stories on celebrities such as Marcia Cross and Elisabeth Röhm and tips from Bethenny Frankel, a celebrity chef. In 2008, the magazine underwent an extensive layout makeover under the direction of Michael Grossman. Its circulation totals over six million readers.
  5. Health: Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine is a bimonthly peer-reviewed healthcare journal that covers research in the fields of health and the social sciences. The journal was established in 1997 with Alan Radley Loughborough University) as founding editor and is published by SAGE Publications.
  6. Health is a product category.
  7. Health is a radio spot.

Phrases with Health

Phrases starting with the word Health:

  1. health spa
  2. health care
  3. health club
  4. health code
  5. health food
  6. Health Fund
  7. health check
  8. Health Centre
  9. health hazard
  10. health problem
  11. Health Warning
  12. health facility
  13. health insurance
  14. Health-Conscious

Phrases ending with the word Health:

  1. ill health
  2. good health
  3. allied health
  4. mental health
  5. Public health
  6. bill of health

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Health

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Google previewFoundations of Community Medicine, 2/e (2008)

by Dhaar

Spiritual health is an indication of the attainment of higher consciousness by an individual and communication with the Creator. A spiritually healthy person may be conceived as one: (a) Who believes in the spiritual philosophy of life and ...

Google previewPhysical Activity & Health: An Interactive Approach (2011)

An Interactive Approach by Jerome E. Kotecki

Physical health refers to the overall condition of the organ systems of the body ( cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal, muscular,

Emotional health is the sense of well-being that we obtain from feeling capable, courageous, worthy, respected, ...

Google previewA New Textbook for Nurses in India, Volume II

Health is a positive state of being that includes all aspects of an individual - physical, psychological (emotional), physiological and social, in the optimum state.

Health is the process through which a person seeks to maintain an equilibrium that promotes stability and comfort, is a...

daily choices, independence, individuality and lifestyle and therefore, health is an integral aspect of an individual's identity.

Google previewConcepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicine (2007)

by S. William A. Gunn, Michele Masellis

Health is a condition of well-being free of disease or infirmity and a basic and universal human right.

Google previewUncluttered Living - Control of Your Time MADE EASY

Spiritual health is the well-being of our intrinsic set of principles and attitudes.

Google previewGood Forestry (2006)

From Good Theories and Good Practices by Alan Wittbecker

Redefinition: Health as Harmony and Wholeness Health is the coherence of the pattern of living in other words.

Google previewDiversified Health Occupations (2008)

by Louise Simmers

Asian Health is a state of Imbalance between Herbalist Cold remedies if yang is Pain must be physical and yin and yang Physician overpowering and hot accepted and spiritual harmony Supernatural Shaman remedies if yin is endured with ...

Google previewThe Changing Face of Disease (2004)

Implications for Society by C.G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Jean Peters

Introduction Public health is the science and art of promoting, protecting, and improving health and well-being through...

Google previewThe Managed Health Care Dictionary (1998)

by Richard Rognehaugh

AAAHC — Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care; originally the Joint Commission's ambulatory review function, before its separate formation in 1979; serves as an accreditation authority for ambulatory health care entities ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health and Home (1881)

A Domestic Guide to Health, Wealth and Happiness; Thorough and Exhaustive, and Adapted to the Easy Apprehension of All Classes by Isaac N. Reed, M. A. Frost, Edward Harris Ruddock

A Domestic Guide to Health, Wealth and Happiness; Thorough and Exhaustive, and Adapted to the Easy Apprehension of All Classes Isaac N. Reed, M. A. Frost, Edward Harris Ruddock. ACCESSORY TREATMENT, ETC. 533 All made dishes ...

Google previewNational Health Data Dictionary 2012 version 16

National Health Data Dictionary Data Elements ACCHO/AMS service provider type Identifying and definitional attributes 84 National Health Data Dictionary.

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Usage statistics about health

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun health:

spoken English37.47%written English62.53% imaginative writing10.8%informational writing89.2%

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Quotes about Health

I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us. (Sylvia Earle)
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Scrabble value of H4E1A1L1T1H4

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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