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Meaning of “health” in the English Dictionary

"health" in British English

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healthnoun [U]

uk   us   /helθ/
A2 the ​condition of the ​body and the ​degree to which it is ​free from ​illness, or the ​state of being well: to be in good/​poor health Regular ​exercise is good for ​your health. I had to give up ​drinking for health ​reasons. He gave up ​work because of ill health. the ​condition of something that ​changes or ​develops, such as an ​organization or ​system: the ​financial health of the ​business

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(Definition of health from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"health" in American English

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healthnoun [U]

 us   /helθ/
the ​condition of the ​body or ​mind and the ​degree to which it is ​free from ​illness, or the ​state of being well: Her health was much ​improved after she ​startedexercising. fig. The health of the ​economy is still causing ​concern. If you are in good/​poor health, ​yourphysicalcondition is ​healthy or is not ​healthy: He’s in ​excellent health.
(Definition of health from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"health" in Business English

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healthnoun [U]

uk   us   /helθ/
the ​activity or ​business of ​providingmedicalservices: They welcomed the government's ​commitment to ​extraspending on health and ​education. Treatment of heart disease and cancer will be a ​toppriority according to a ​reportreleased by the Department of Health. The governor's ​plan is by far the most ​sweeping health ​reformproposal that any ​state has attempted recently. health ​department/​official
the ​condition of someone's body or mind, or the ​state of being well: Increases in the ​volume of ​work are damaging the health of some of our ​topexecutives. A ​clean water ​supply is crucial to public health. health problems/​risks/threats
the ​condition of a ​company, ​organization, or ​economy and the degree to which it is ​successful or makes a ​profit: In the UK, every retailer's health is ​measured by its Christmas ​sales. Layoffs are sometimes necessary for the ​long-term health of an ​economy. the financial health of the ​company
give sth a clean bill of health to say that an ​organization or ​system is in a good ​financialposition or has been ​operating honestly and ​legally, after having ​examined it: Concerns about "​installationprocedures" ​mean the ​company cannot be given a ​cleanbill of health. to ​state or announce that a ​product, ​place, etc. is ​safe to use after ​testing it or ​examining it: The ​restaurant has been given a ​cleanbill of health.
(Definition of health from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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