health is better than wealth meaning, health is better than wealth definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       n-uncount   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.  
oft with poss  
Caffeine is bad for your health.     
2       n-uncount   Health is a state in which a person is not suffering from any illness and is feeling well.  
In hospital they nursed me back to health.     
3       n-uncount   The health of something such as an organization or a system is its success and the fact that it is working well.   (=prosperity)  
There's no way to predict the future health of the banking industry.     

health care worker        ( health care workers    plural  ) A health care worker is someone who works in a hospital or health centre.      n-count  
health centre        ( health centres    plural  )
in AM, use health center      A health centre is a building in which a group of doctors have offices or surgeries where their patients can visit them.      n-count   (=surgery)  
health club        ( health clubs    plural  ) A health club is a private club that people go to in order to do exercise and have beauty treatments.      n-count  
health farm        ( health farms    plural  ) A health farm is a hotel where people go to get fitter or lose weight by exercising and eating special food.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use spa     
health food        ( health foods    plural  ) Health foods are natural foods without artificial ingredients which people buy because they consider them to be good for them.      n-mass   oft N n  
health visitor        ( health visitors    plural  ) In Britain, a health visitor is a nurse whose job is to visit people in their homes and offer advice on matters such as how to look after very young babies or people with physical disabilities.      n-count  
ill health     
Someone who suffers from ill health has an illness or keeps being ill.      n-uncount  
He was forced to retire because of ill health...     
National Health Service     
In Britain, theNational Health Service is the state system for providing medical care. It is paid for by taxes.      n-proper   the N   (=NHS)  
An increasing number of these treatments are now available on the National Health Service.     
occupational health     
Occupational health is the branch of medicine that deals with the health of people in their workplace or in relation to their job.      n-uncount  
For many years, experts in occupational health have puzzled over symptoms reported by office workers, including headache, nausea and fatigue.     
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This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
comfortable in wealth
west african language:yorubas i am tutuola
humorous term for soulmate, partner, spouse
the carrot is more effective than the stick
very imposing or impressive
change something into something better
Jesus can fanute water into wine.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
undesirable, at much lower standards than expected
synonym for "shitty"
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
the decision is yours
an ambitious woman who thinks her career really matters more than many things and is not willing to compromise on it
something is easy to do
It is healthy to laugh
Public Health principal task of a Samu . Reception Evaluation, Triaging of Medical Emergencies through Medical Hotline.
See also Medical Regulator Physician
charver is another word for chav
If you lived in Newcastle you would know it. Common in NE England
grunt work is hard, uninteresting work
US informal
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
he is a very good seller
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
A document that facilitates the distribution of online wealth and digital assets after user death.
to release sth that is tied up
expression used when nothing is going well
A currency coin worth $1.00 in Canada. Bigger than a quarter but smaller than a tooney.
looney also can mean strange or weird. ex.He had always been a little bit looney.


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