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ˈlaɪv liˌhʊdliveli·hood

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenancenoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. livelihoodnoun

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

  2. livelihoodnoun

    A person's means of supporting himself.

  3. livelihoodnoun

    Property which brings in an income; an estate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Livelihoodnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Livelihoodnoun

    liveliness; appearance of life

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of livelihood in a Sentence

  1. Famous Proverb:

    The spouse of a woman is a man, the spouse of a man is his livelihood. #WomensDay2020

  2. John Minadakis:

    As small business owners, we felt compelled to defend our history and livelihood from this unprovoked attack, my father built this landmark with his bare hands. Our family was raised in this business, and literally grew up on the second floor of the building.

  3. 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.

  4. Zhong Nanshan:

    SARS forced the whole country to pay attention to the livelihood of the people, we've made huge progress, but our footsteps are slow, especially in terms of healthcare.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Even if one percent of the population has been only as good as they project themselves to be good through social media, then everyone in this world would have enough avenues and resources to earn livelihood.

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