life·​style | \ ˈlīf-ˈstī(-ə)l How to pronounce lifestyle (audio) , -ˌstī(-ə)l \

Definition of lifestyle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the typical way of life of an individual, group, or culture



Definition of lifestyle (Entry 2 of 2)

: associated with, reflecting, or promoting an enhanced or more desirable lifestyle lifestyle magazines

Synonyms for lifestyle

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of lifestyle in a Sentence

Noun She envied the lavish lifestyles of wealthy people. Eating right and exercising are essential to having a healthy lifestyle.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Milan Polk is an Editorial Assistant for Men's Health who specializes in entertainment and lifestyle reporting, and has worked for New York Magazine's Vulture and Chicago Tribune. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 7 Aug. 2022 Experts say these lifestyle and nutritional changes are most effective when paired with sleep hygiene practices. Alexa Mikhail, Fortune, 6 Aug. 2022 On the day of our interview, the beauty and lifestyle expert has been spritzing continuously since the early morning. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 5 Aug. 2022 Customers’ habits, interests and wants are constantly changing because of technology, finances, lifestyle and myriad other reasons. Zachary Hardison, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022 Balette said that their dedicated team of nurse practitioners, dietitians, and psychologists help patients navigate the surgery and lifestyle changes. Amanda Taylor,, 1 Aug. 2022 It’s located within The Grand LA, Downtown Los Angeles’ newest dynamic lifestyle and entertainment destination, which will also feature retail, dining, hotels, and more. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 1 Aug. 2022 Lindzi Scharf is a freelance entertainment and lifestyle writer whose stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Times. Lindzi Scharf, Los Angeles Times, 29 July 2022 And by expertly straddling the adventure space and lifestyle consumer apparel, TNF has a wide, diverse audience. Kassondra Cloos, Outside Online, 28 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective To choose the best protein powder, Syn and Bazilian suggest examining your dietary and lifestyle needs. Kayla Hui,, 27 Jan. 2022 In addition to the financial and lifestyle benefits, GigCX’s often voice overall wellbeing and mental health benefits attributed to staying active in the workforce. Jessica Lin, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 The next to benefit by what some are calling president the president's pardoning spree could be lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, convicted for obstruction of justice in 2004, and ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted of corruption in 2011. USA TODAY, 31 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of lifestyle


1915, in the meaning defined above


1970, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Lifestyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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life·​style | \ ˈlīf-ˈstīl How to pronounce lifestyle (audio) \

Kids Definition of lifestyle

: the usual way of life of a person, group, or society an active lifestyle

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