What does sustenance mean?

Definitions for sustenance
ˈsʌs tə nənssus·te·nance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victualsnoun

    a source of materials to nourish the body

  2. 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"

  3. sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, maintenance, upkeepnoun

    the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

    "they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment"

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  1. sustenancenoun

    Something that provides support or nourishment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sustenancenoun

    the act of sustaining; support; maintenance; subsistence; as, the sustenance of the body; the sustenance of life

    Etymology: [OF. sustenance, sostenance, soustenance: cf. L. sustenentia endurance. See Sustain.]

  2. Sustenancenoun

    that which supports life; food; victuals; provisions; means of living; as, the city has ample sustenance

    Etymology: [OF. sustenance, sostenance, soustenance: cf. L. sustenentia endurance. See Sustain.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sustenance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sustenance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sustenance in a Sentence

  1. Reinhold Niebuhr:

    Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.

  2. Alan Stewart Paton:

    Life has . taught me not to expect success to be the inevitable result of my endeavors. She taught me to seek sustenance from the endeavor itself, but to leave the result to God.

  3. Maria Duarte:

    We have several types of victims, not all are victims due to the destruction of their homes, there are people who remain without jobs and whose only form of sustenance was tourism, which momentarily is nonexistent.

  4. Jennifer Louden:

    I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others.

  5. Rajendra Adhvrayu:

    All the ponds, reservoirs and water bodies which earlier supplied water in areas of Tikamgarh have dried up. With no water available for irrigation, farmers have abandoned their crops and are migrating to nearby urban areas in search of livelihood and for sustenance. Life is really hard for them, the situation has never been so bad.

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. pluck
    • B. hypernym
    • C. ditch
    • D. ternion

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