Definition of Healthy

1. Adjective. Having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease. "Staying fit and healthy"

2. Adjective. Financially secure and functioning well. "A healthy economy"
Similar to: Sound

3. Adjective. Promoting health; healthful. "Carrots are good for you"
Exact synonyms: Good For You, Salubrious
Similar to: Wholesome
Derivative terms: Salubriousness, Salubrity

4. Adjective. Exercising or showing good judgment. "No sound explanation for his decision"

5. Adjective. Large in amount or extent or degree. "A sizable fortune"
Exact synonyms: Goodish, Goodly, Hefty, Respectable, Sizable, Sizeable, Tidy
Similar to: Considerable
Derivative terms: Heftiness, Sizeableness

Definition of Healthy

1. a. Being in a state of health; enjoying health; hale; sound; free from disease; as, a healthy child; a healthy plant.

Definition of Healthy

1. Adjective. Enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit: well. ¹

2. Adjective. Conducive to health. ¹

3. Adjective. Evincing health. ¹

4. Adjective. (figuratively) Significant, hefty; beneficial. ¹

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Definition of Healthy

1. having good health [adj HEALTHIER, HEALTHIEST]

Medical Definition of Healthy

1. 1. Being in a state of health; enjoying health; hale; sound; free from disease; as, a healthy chid; a healthy plant. "His mind was now in a firm and healthy state." (Macaulay) 2. Evincing health; as, a healthy pulse; a healthy complexion. 3. Conducive to health; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthy exercise; a healthy climate. Synonym: Vigorous, sound, hale, salubrious, healthful, wholesome, salutary. Origin: Healthier; Healthiest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Healthy

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Literary usage of Healthy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"The Pepsin Secretion of the healthy and the Sick Nursling.—The method employed by J. ROSENSTEIN (Berl. klin. Woch., 1908, xlv, 542) follows the principle ..."

2. Oecd Economic Surveys: Russian Federation by Oecd (2006)
"Russians above the age of 40 are far less likely to be healthy than citizens ... Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy at different ages The Russian ..."

3. The Lancet (1842)
"He is, as you have seen, a rather high-shouldered but healthy enough looking little fellow, who was attacked shortly before admission, while in the boy's ..."

4. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James (1905)
"Spinoza's philosophy has this sort of healthy-minded- ness woven into the heart of it, and this has been one secret of its fascination. ..."

5. The Marriage of Near Kin Considered with Respect to the Laws of Nations, the by Alfred Henry Huth (1887)
"Of these one died of phthisis, and one of small-pox, the other two were healthy. In this case the mother died of phthisis. 398. ..."

6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"And 'tis the comfort of all good subjects, that besides your being of all sides descended from healthy parents, you have (I thank God) all the symptoms of a ..."

7. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1874)
""On the Influence of Brandy on the Bodily Temperature, the Pulse, and the Respirations of healthy Men." By EA PAKKES, MD, FRS, Professor of Hygiene, ..."

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