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livelihood

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noun live·li·hood \ˈlīv-lē-ˌhu̇d\

Simple Definition of livelihood

  • : a way of earning money in order to live

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of livelihood

  1. 1 :  means of support or subsistence

  2. 2 obsolete :  the quality or state of being lively

Examples of livelihood in a sentence

  1. Many fishermen believe that the new regulations threaten their livelihoods.



Origin and Etymology 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


LIVELIHOOD Defined for Kids

livelihood

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noun live·li·hood \ˈlīv-lē-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of livelihood for Students

  1. :  2living 3





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