I am not sure about the meaning of the word "health" in the following sentence:

"This supercar has an impressive amount of health."

I found the following meanings of the word "health" on the Merriam-Webster's website:

1a : the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit
She is the picture of health.
especially : freedom from physical disease or pain
nursed them back to health
b : the general condition of the body
How is your mother's health?
in poor health
enjoys good health
2a : a condition in which someone or something is thriving or doing well : WELL-BEING
defending the health of the beloved oceans
— Peter Wilkinson
b : general condition or state
poor economic health
3 : a toast to someone's health or prosperity"

None of the above-mentioned meanings fits the given context.

The sentence is part of a description of a game in which the player has to reach destinations to score points. The supercars can be bought by investing the game currency.

Unfortunately, I cannot share more details due to a confidentiality contract.

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    It's pretty much meaningless. One might derive a meaning if more context were provided, though. – Hot Licks Oct 21 '18 at 22:38
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    What's the context for "This supercar has an impressive amount of health."? – Laurel Oct 21 '18 at 23:01
  • Maybe the author meant to use the word "stealth" (though I doubt it!). – rhetorician Oct 21 '18 at 23:15
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    "The sentence is part of a description of a game." In that case, I assume that every object has a certain amount of "health." Once its health is gone, the object is destroyed. This is common to a lot of games. But this is pure speculation. Unless you can provide more context (which you say you can't), nobody can answer your question. Except for the developers or players of the game. – Jason Bassford Oct 21 '18 at 23:17

I'm assuming that, in the game, the car is going to have "health" the same way human video game characters do. The car will probably only be able to take a specific amount of damage before it's not usable or the player "dies". It's not so much about the usage of the word with its legitimate definition as it is about the term "health" used in games.

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