Health

Health

(hlth), n. [OE. helthe, AS. hl, fr. hl hale, sound, whole. See Whole.] 1. The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain.
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There is no health in us.
Book of Common Prayer.
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Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it can not be sported with without loss, or regained by courage.
Buckminster.
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2. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast. "Come, love and health to all." Shak.
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Bill of health. See under Bill. -- Health lift, a machine for exercise, so arranged that a person lifts an increasing weight, or moves a spring of increasing tension, in such a manner that most of the muscles of the body are brought into gradual action; -- also called lifting machine. -- Health officer, one charged with the enforcement of the sanitary laws of a port or other place. -- To drink a health. See under Drink.
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