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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Health \Health\ (h[e^]lth), n. [OE. helthe, AS. h[=ae]l[thorn],
     fr. h[=a]l hale, sound, whole. See Whole.]
     1. The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind,
        or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical
        disease or pain.
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              There is no health in us.             --Book of
                                                    Common Prayer.
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              Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it
              can not be sported with without loss, or regained by
              courage.                              --Buckminster.
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     2. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in
        a toast. "Come, love and health to all." --Shak.
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     Bill of health. See under Bill.
     Health lift, a machine for exercise, so arranged that a
        person lifts an increasing weight, or moves a spring of
        increasing tension, in such a manner that most of the
        muscles of the body are brought into gradual action; --
        also called lifting machine.
     Health officer, one charged with the enforcement of the
        sanitary laws of a port or other place.
     To drink a health. See under Drink.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians
           should be held responsible for the health of their
           patients" [syn: health, wellness] [ant: illness,
           malady, sickness, unwellness]
      2: the general condition of body and mind; "his delicate
         health"; "in poor health"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "health":
     condition, constitution, euphoria, fettle, fitness, form, haleness,
     healthfulness, healthiness, naturalism, naturalness, naturism,
     normalcy, normality, normalness, order, propriety, realism,
     regularity, robustness, salubriousness, salubrity, soundness,
     stamina, strength, trim, vigor, vigorousness, vitality, well-being,
     wholeness, wholesomeness

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  HEALTH. Freedom from pain or sickness; the most perfect state of animal 
  life. It may be defined, the natural agreement and concordant dispositions 
  of the parts of the living body. 
       2. Public health is an object of the utmost importance and has 
  attracted the attention of the national and state legislatures. 
       3. By the act of Congress of the 25th of February, 1799, 1 Story's L. 
  U. S. 564, it is enacted: 1. That the quarantines and other restraints, 
  which shall be established by the laws of any state, respecting any vessels 
  arriving in or bound to any port or district thereof, whether coming from a 
  foreign port or some other part of the United States, shall be observed and 
  enforced by all officers of the United States, in such place. Sect. 1. 2. In 
  times of contagion the collectors of the revenue may remove, under the 
  provisions of the act, into another district. Sect. 4. 3. The judge of any 
  district court may, when a contagious disorder prevails in his district, 
  cause the removal of persons confined in prison under the laws of the United 
  States, into another district. Sect. 5. 4. In case of the prevalence of a 
  contagious disease at the seat of government, the president of the United 
  States may direct the removal of any or all public offices to a place of 
  safety. Sect. 6. 5. In case of such contagious disease, at the seat of 
  government, the chief justice, or in case of his death or inability, the 
  senior associate justice of the supreme court of the United States, may 
  issue his warrant to the marshal of the district court within which the 
  supreme court is by law to be holden, directing him to adjourn the said 
  session of the said court to such other place within the same or adjoining 
  district as he may deem convenient. And the district judges may, under the 
  same circumstances, have the same power to adjourn to some other part of 
  their several districts. Sect. 7. 
       3. Offences against the provisions of the health laws are generally 
  punished by fine and imprisonment. These are offences against public health, 
  punishable by the common law by fine and imprisonment, such for example, as 
  selling unwholesome provisions. 4 Bl. Com. 162; 2 East's P. C. 822; 6 East, 
  R.133 to 141; 3 M. & S. 10; 4 Campb. R. 10. 
       4. Private injuries affecting a man's health arise upon a breach of 
  contract, express or implied; or in consequence of some tortious act 
  unconnected with a contract. 
       5.-1. Those injuries to health which arise upon contract are, 1st. 
  The misconduct of medical men, when, through neglect, ignorance, or wanton 
  experiments, they injure their patients. 1 Saund. 312, n. 2. 2d. By the sale 
  of unwholesome food; though the law does not consider a sale to be a 
  warranty as to the goodness or quality of a personal chattel, it is 
  otherwise with regard to food and liquors. 1 Rolle's Ab. 90, pl. 1, 2. 
       6.-2. Those injuries which affect a man's health, and which arise 
  from tortious acts unconnected with contracts, are, 1st. Private nuisances. 
  2d. Public nuisances. 3d. Breaking quarantine. 4th. By sudden alarms, and 
  frightening; as by raising a pretended ghost. 4 Bl. Com. 197, 201, note 25; 
  1 Hale, 429; Smith's Forens. Med. 37 to 39; 1 Paris & Fonbl. 351, 352. For 
  private injuries affecting his health a man may generally have an action on 
  the case. 

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