Definitions for: Livelihood

[n] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Live"li*hood, n. [OE. livelode, liflode, prop.,
course of life, life's support, maintenance, fr. AS. l[=i]f
life + l[=a]d road, way, maintenance. Confused with
livelihood liveliness. See Life, and Lode.]
Subsistence or living, as dependent on some means of support;
support of life; maintenance.

The opportunities of gaining an honest livelihood.

It is their profession and livelihood to get their
living by practices for which they deserve to forfeit
their lives. --South.

Live"li*hood, n. [Lively + -hood.]
Liveliness; appearance of life. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: bread and butter, keep, living, support, sustenance

See Also: amenities, comforts, conveniences, creature comforts, maintenance, meal ticket, resource, subsistence

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