livelihood Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the financial means whereby one lives
living; support; bread and butter; sustenance; keep.
- each child was expected to pay for their keep
- he applied to the state for support
- he could no longer earn his own livelihood
Subsistence or living, as dependent on some means of support; support of life; maintenance.
The opportunities of gaining an honest livelihood. Addison.
It is their profession and livelihood to get their living by practices for which they deserve to forfeit their lives. South.
Liveliness; appearance of life.Obs. Shak.
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