follow Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is...

healthful

[helth-fuh l] /ˈhɛlθ fəl/
adjective
1.
conducive to health; wholesome or salutary:
a healthful diet.
2.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English helthful. See health, -ful
Related forms
healthfully, adverb
healthfulness, noun
quasi-healthful, adjective
quasi-healthfully, adverb
Can be confused
healthful, healthy (see synonym study at healthy)
Synonyms
See healthy.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for health-fulness

healthful

/ˈhɛlθfʊl/
adjective
1.
a less common word for healthy (sense 1), healthy (sense 2), healthy (sense 3)
Derived Forms
healthfully, adverb
healthfulness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for health-fulness

healthful

adj.

late 14c., "wholesome, curative, saving," from health + -ful. Related: Healthfully; healthfulness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
health-fulness in Medicine

healthful health·ful (hělth'fəl)
adj.

  1. Conducive to good health; salutary.

  2. Healthy.


health'ful·ness n.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for health

12
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with health-fulness