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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Health  \Health\,  n.  [OE.  helthe  AS  h?lp,  fr  h[=a]l  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. 
 
  There  is  no  health  in  us  --Book  of 
  Common  Prayer. 
 
  Though  health  may  be  enjoyed  without  gratitude,  it 
  can  not  be  sported  with  without  loss  or  regained  by 
  courage.  --Buckminster. 
 
  2.  A  wish  of  health  and  happiness,  as  in  pledging  a  person  in 
  a  toast.  ``Come,  love  and  health  to  all.''  --Shak. 
 
  {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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  health 
  n  :  a  healthy  state  of  well-being 




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