To drink a health

To drink a health
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. [1913 Webster]

There is no health in us. --Book of Common Prayer. [1913 Webster]

Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it can not be sported with without loss, or regained by courage. --Buckminster. [1913 Webster]

2. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast. ``Come, love and health to all.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • drink the health of — drink to, drink to the health of or drink the health of To drink wine, etc, with good wishes for the health, prosperity, etc of, to toast • • • Main Entry: ↑drink …   Useful english dictionary

  • drink the health of — take a drink of alcohol in honor of someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To drink the health of — Drink Drink, v. t. 1. To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water. [1913 Webster] There lies she with the blessed gods in bliss, There drinks the nectar with ambrosia mixed. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drink to — drink to, drink to the health of or drink the health of To drink wine, etc, with good wishes for the health, prosperity, etc of, to toast • • • Main Entry: ↑drink * * * drink (a toast) to celebrate or wish for the good fortune of someone or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drink — Drink, v. t. 1. To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water. [1913 Webster] There lies she with the blessed gods in bliss, There drinks the nectar with ambrosia mixed. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drink to the health of — drink to, drink to the health of or drink the health of To drink wine, etc, with good wishes for the health, prosperity, etc of, to toast • • • Main Entry: ↑drink …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Health lift — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Health officer — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • health — [[t]he̱lθ[/t]] ♦ 1) N UNCOUNT: oft with poss A person s health is the condition of their body and the extent to which it is free from illness or is able to resist illness. Tea contains caffeine. It s bad for your health. 2) N UNCOUNT Health is a… …   English dictionary

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