Definition of “health” - English Dictionary

“health” in British English

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healthnoun [ U ]

uk /helθ/ 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 started exercising.
fig. The health of the economy is still causing concern.

If you are in good/poor health, your physical condition 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 /helθ/ us

the activity or business of providing medical services:

They welcomed the government's commitment to extra spending on health and education.
Treatment of heart disease and cancer will be a top priority according to a report released by the Department of Health.
The governor's plan is by far the most sweeping health reform proposal that any state has attempted recently.

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 top executives.
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 financial position or has been operating honestly and legally, after having examined it:

Concerns about "installation procedures" mean the company cannot be given a clean bill 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 clean bill of health.

(Definition of “health” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)