Simple Definition of livelihood
: a way of earning money in order to live
Full Definition of livelihood
1 : means of support or subsistence
2 obsolete : the quality or state of being lively
Examples of livelihood in a sentence
Many fishermen believe that the new regulations threaten their livelihoods.
Origin of livelihood
alteration of Middle English livelode course of life, from Old English līflād, from līf + lād course — more at lode
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with livelihood
adulthood, arrowwood, babyhood, bachelorhood, brotherhood, buttonwood, candlewood, cedarwood, cottonwood, fatherhood, geezerhood, hardihood, high priesthood, Hollywood, Isherwood, knock on wood, leatherwood, likelihood, lustihood, maidenhood, motherhood, nationhood, neighborhood, orangewood, parenthood, personhood, puppyhood, Robin Hood, sandalwood, scattergood, servanthood, sisterhood, spinsterhood, toddlerhood, to the good, tulipwood, understood, widowhood, womanhood, yellowwood, zebrawood
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