healthy

healthy health‧y [ˈhelθi] adjective
1. a healthy organization, system, economy etc is working effectively and successfully:

• Banks should invest only in financially healthy companies.

2. a healthy amount of something is large:

• They are predicting healthy profits on the shares.

• I hope to see a healthy return on my investment.

• Industry needs a healthy supply of graduates.

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healthy UK US /ˈhelθi/ adjective
developing and making money: »

a healthy business/industry/economy

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Sound macroeconomic and regulatory policies are essential to a healthy financial sector.

large in amount and showing that a company or economy is successful: »

healthy orders/sales/profits

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Bookings on long-haul routes including Heathrow to New York remain healthy.

good for your health: »

healthy eating/living

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Eating fruit and vegetables is part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Employees should maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life.

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healthy foods/meals/snacks

healthily adverb
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The economy should keep growing healthily.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Healthy — Health y ( [y^]), a. [Compar. {Healthier} ( [i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Healthiest}.] 1. Being in a state of health; enjoying health; hale; sound; free from disease; as, a healthy child; a healthy plant. [1913 Webster] His mind was now in a firm and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • healthy — ► ADJECTIVE (healthier, healthiest) 1) having or promoting good health. 2) normal, sensible, or desirable: a healthy balance. 3) of a very satisfactory size or amount: a healthy profit. DERIVATIVES healthily adverb healthiness no …   English terms dictionary

  • healthy — [hel′thē] adj. healthier, healthiest 1. having good health; well; sound 2. showing or resulting from good health [a healthy color] 3. HEALTHFUL 4. Informal large, vigorous, etc. [a healthy yell] healthily …   English World dictionary

  • healthy — healthy; un·healthy; …   English syllables

  • healthy — index salubrious, salutary, strong Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • healthy — 1550s, from HEALTH (Cf. health) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Slightly earlier in the same sense was healthsome (1530s). Related: Healthiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • healthy */*/*/ — UK [ˈhelθɪ] / US adjective Word forms healthy : adjective healthy comparative healthier superlative healthiest 1) physically strong and not ill a healthy baby Exercise can be fun, and being healthy feels great! feel healthy: I feel very healthy… …   English dictionary

  • healthy — health|y [ helθi ] adjective *** 1. ) physically strong and not sick: a healthy baby Exercise can be fun, and being healthy feels great. feel healthy: I feel very healthy at the moment. stay/keep healthy: I try to stay as healthy as possible. a ) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • healthy — [[t]he̱lθi[/t]] ♦♦♦ healthier, healthiest 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is healthy is well and is not suffering from any illness. Most of us need to lead more balanced lives to be healthy and happy... She had a normal pregnancy and delivered a… …   English dictionary

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