healthy Definition

  • 1in good physical or mental condition; free from disease or injury
  • 2beneficial to one's physical, mental, or emotional state

Using healthy: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "healthy" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She eats a healthy diet and exercises regularly.

  • Example

    The doctor said he is healthy for his age.

  • Example

    A healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body.

  • Example

    It's important to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

healthy Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for healthy

Antonyms for healthy

Idioms Using healthy

  • an official statement that someone is healthy or that something is in good condition


    After the medical check-up, the doctor gave him a clean bill of health.

  • a person who is obsessed with maintaining good health and follows a strict diet and exercise regimen


    She's a health nut who spends hours at the gym every day.

  • a state of being in good physical, mental, and emotional health


    The company offers a range of programs to promote health and wellness among its employees.

Phrases with healthy

  • a situation in which people or organizations compete with each other in a fair and positive way


    Healthy competition can be beneficial for both individuals and businesses.

  • the practice of consuming a balanced and nutritious diet that promotes good health


    Healthy eating habits can help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

  • a way of living that incorporates habits and behaviors that promote good health and well-being


    Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and stress management are all part of a healthy lifestyle.

Origins of healthy

from Old English 'hǣlth', meaning 'wholeness, a being whole, sound or well'


Summary: healthy in Brief

The term 'healthy' [ˈhelθi] refers to a state of being in good physical or mental condition, free from disease or injury. It also encompasses practices that promote good health, such as 'healthy eating' and 'a healthy lifestyle.' Idioms like 'a clean bill of health' and 'health nut' are used to describe someone's health status or habits. Synonyms include 'fit,' 'well,' and 'robust,' while antonyms include 'unhealthy' and 'sick.'

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