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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective healthy:


The word healthy is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective healthy

What does healthy mean as an attribute of a noun?

Healthy is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more healthy / healthier | most healthy / healthiest

  1. having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease
  2. thriving and functioning well
    • example: a healthy economy
    • synonym of healthy: strong
    • similar: sound
  3. promoting health; healthful
    • examples: a healthy diet | clean healthy air | plenty of healthy sleep | healthy and normal outlets for youthful energy
    • synonyms of healthy: good for you / salubrious
    • similar: wholesome
  4. exercising or showing good judgment
  5. large in amount or extent or degree

Specialised definition of the adjective healthy

Glossary of sports

in good physical condition (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the noun healthy

What does healthy mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun healthy

Glossary of sports

helping to maintain or bring about good health (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

ingood physical condition (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

making you stay fit and well (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


"Healthy" is a short film, directed by Gary Condes.

  • country: United Kingdom
  • language: English Language
  • genres: Comedy, Drama, Erotica
  • released in

Phrases with Healthy

  1. Healthy Participant Effect
  2. early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise
  3. heart-healthy

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Healthy

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Google previewLola Berry’s Little Book of Smoothies and Juices (2015)

60 Super-fast Recipes for Radiance and Wellbeing by Lola Berry

Being healthy means you're more on your A-game and can make better use of each and every experience. So here's to making the choice to put your health first , thriving, glowing and feeling alive. This little book contains 60 smoothie and ...

Google previewMulticultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice with Families, 3rd Edition (2012)

by Elaine P. Congress, MSSW, DSW, Manny J. Gonzalez, DSW

Being healthy means having a sense of harmony, and not being out of control in the spiritual, cognitive, emotional, and physical domains (Yurkovich & Lattergrass , 2008). This definition of health is more akin to wellness and differs from a more ...

Google previewHealth Behavior Theory for Public Health (2011)

by Ralph J. DiClemente, Laura F. Salazar, Richard A. Crosby

Being healthy means being free of disease and having the resources to take active measures to fortify the body against the onset ofboth chronic and infectious diseases—this level of prevention also provides people with a vitality that leads to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol. (2008)

by Wilhelm Kirch

Definition A healthy city is one that is continually creating and improving those physical and social environments and expanding those community resources which enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of ...

Google previewThe Ayurveda Encyclopedia (2007)

Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, and Longevity by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

Healthy: Good complexion, healthy hair, vitality, compassionate, and happy. Blood/ Rakta Excess: Skin disease, abscesses, liver, and spleen enlargement, hypertension, tumors, delirium, poor digestion, jaundice, burning sensation, bleeding, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Sports Health and Physical Education (1994)

by S.R. Sharma

Healthy. Environment. The world health Organization defines health as follows: " Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well- being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." In order to have a mentally healthful and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Healthy. Diet. TABLE 2.1 The Rainbow Assortment Turnip greens Red Dark Green...

Perhaps the most problematic pesticides are the halogenated hydrocarbon family, 17 Designing a Healthy Diet.

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Second Edition - 3 Volume Set (2006)

by Waldemar Karwowski

INTRODUCTION A healthy work organization can be seen as an organizational strategy aiming to optimize effectiveness and the well- being of the personnel. Effective organization needs healthy and competent people and through its ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Epidemiology (2008)

by Sarah Boslaugh

Healthy People 2010 is the current national health promotion and disease prevention agenda published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It was developed with leadership from the Secretary of Health and Human ...

Google previewThe Whiplash Encyclopedia (2006)

by Robert Ferrari

MRI Abnormalities Common in Healthy People Summary 5.5 Chronic Whiplash—Chronic Damage to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Communication (2014)

by Teresa L. Thompson

HHS isthe lead agency inthe federal governmentfor the Healthy People initiative, a comprehensive national agenda that communicates a vision forimproving healthand achieving health equity by setting measurable objectives and assessing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Obesity (2008)

by Kathleen Keller

The Healthy Eating Index is a standardized tool used to measure how closely a person conforms to eating recommendations. (NHANES) and Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII). The HEI is used for individuals 2 years of ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

Eating Healthy Healthy eating encompasses eating food that will improve or maintain health and avoiding food that can be detrimental to health. Dietary guidelines suggest consuming a variety of nutrient-dense foods within the basic food ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2008)

by Frederick T. Leong

Healthy paranoia is a healthy, normative, and adaptive response to racism perceived by Black Americans. The term was first used by Grier and Cobbs to describe the inclination they observed among Blacks to mistrust Caucasians in the areas ...

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Quotes about Healthy

Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet; in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying... Healthy people need no bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share the human condition and die. (Ivan Illich)
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Scrabble value of H4E1A1L1T1H4Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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