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Definition of "healthy" []

  • Possessing good health. (adjective)
  • Conducive to good health; healthful: healthy air. (adjective)
  • Indicative of sound, rational thinking or frame of mind: a healthy attitude. (adjective)
  • Sizable; considerable: a healthy portion of potatoes; a healthy raise in salary. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "healthy" in a sentence
  • "Of course, the company is mindful of chip-munchers who may equate the term "healthy snacks" with "tastes like cardboard.""
  • "With three daughters already at home, my husband and I had always tried to avoid using the word diet, preferring instead to use the phrase healthy eating."
  • "There is also what he calls a healthy competition among companies to become and appear more green."