What does Livelihood mean?

Definitions for Livelihoodˈlaɪv liˌhʊd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Livelihood.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance(noun)

    the financial means whereby one lives

    "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"


  1. livelihood(Noun)

    The course of someone's life; a person's lifetime, or their manner of living; conduct, behaviour.

  2. livelihood(Noun)

    A person's means of supporting himself.

  3. livelihood(Noun)

    Property which brings in an income; an estate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Livelihood(noun)

    subsistence or living, as dependent on some means of support; support of life; maintenance

  2. Livelihood(noun)

    liveliness; appearance of life

  3. Origin: [OE. livelode, liflode, prop., course of life, life's support, maintenance, fr. AS. lf life + ld road, way, maintenance. Confused with livelihood liveliness. See Life, and Lode.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Livelihood

    līv′li-hood, n. means of living: support—(obs.) Live′lihed. [A.S. líf. life, lád, a way.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Livelihood in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Livelihood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Philippines Senator Loren Legarda:

    Doing otherwise means...death, means loss of livelihood.

  2. Homer:

    I should rather labor as another's serf, in the home of a man without fortune, one whose livelihood was meager, than rule over all the departed dead.

  3. Spencer Hartman:

    For many of us, our livelihood depends on crop or protein production, to launch a campaign directly in conflict of that, and to use their money to combat their own cause, we didn’t feel that was a just thing to do.

  4. Rajalingam Gunalan:

    Out of every 10 fishermen I have surveyed, 7 to 8 have been complaining of a drastic drop in their daily catch. Once this survey is completed, the government is planning to introduce aquaculture (freshwater fish farming) as a viable alternative livelihood for fishermen here.

  5. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying:

    We have to balance mainland residents' need to travel to Hong Kong and their rights under the existing policy with the livelihood of Hong Kong people, also, any adjustments in the policy cannot result in a significant drop in tourist numbers and hence affect the overall economy of Hong Kong and employment.

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