Health Health, n. [OE. helthe, AS. h?lp, 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. There is no health in us. --Book of Common Prayer. Though health may be enjoyed without gratitude, it can not be sported with without loss, or regained by courage. --Buckminster. 2. A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast. ``Come, love and health to all.' --Shak. 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.