healthcare Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “healthcare” in the English Dictionary

"healthcare" in British English

See all translations

healthcarenoun [U]

uk   /ˈhelθ.keər/  us   /-ker/
C1 the set of ​servicesprovided by a ​country or an ​organization for the ​treatment of the ​physically and the ​mentallyill: Healthcare ​workers are some of the ​lowestpaidpeople in the ​country.
(Definition of healthcare from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"healthcare" in Business English

See all translations

healthcarenoun [U]

(also health care) uk   /ˈhelθkeər/  us   /-ker/
the ​activity or ​business of ​providingmedicalservices: Many ​people in the country cannot ​affordhealthcare. Large ​corporations should have some ​responsibility in providing healthcare, ​safeworkingconditions, and an ​environment of ​equality. For many ​voters, healthcarereforms are high on the ​politicalagenda.healthcare system/service/sector The NHS is a world-leading healthcare ​systemfree at the ​point of need to everyone. healthcare ​benefits/​costs/​expenses healthcare/​industry/​company/​provider free/​privatehealthcare
(Definition of healthcare from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “healthcare”
in Arabic الرعاية الصحِيّة…
in Korean 의료 서비스…
in Portuguese assistência médica…
in Catalan atenció sanitària…
in Japanese (制度としての)ヘルスケア…
in Chinese (Simplified) 医疗保健服务…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醫療保健服務…
in Italian servizio sanitario…
What is the pronunciation of healthcare?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More