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. Mohammed Ali Troudi:

    They hit the heart of our livelihood.

  2. Philippines Senator Loren Legarda:

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

  3. Syed Mahmood Ahmad:

    Regulatory impositions adversely impact the livelihood of farmers, the legal cigarette business.

  4. Paul Rhode:

    We need to keep the locks running, a lot of people are dependent on the rivers for their livelihood.

  5. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying:

    It's time for all of us to move on, we should try to forge consensus on various economic and livelihood issues.

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