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

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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 The right choice for you depends on your lifestyle and audio preferences—but everything on this list offers exceptional quality and value. Josh Schneider, Forbes, 21 June 2021 With the men loving it and the ladies arguably loving it more, the trend, which has become more of a lifestyle, boasts a cultural relevance that means far more than just aesthetics. Blake Newby, Essence, 16 June 2021 Hartin lives in Belize with her family and is the director of lifestyle and experience at Alaia Belize, a boutique resort run by her husband, Andrew Ashcroft. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 10 June 2021 Listed by John Scoggins, the five-bedroom residence is built for today’s lifestyle with a first-floor study and bathroom and a saltwater pool. Dallas News, 30 May 2021 The archeology exhibit features objects dating back to the 1752 construction of the Webb House and offers interesting glimpses of the Webb family’s lifestyle., 21 May 2021 Instead of just looking at every community plan and targeting growth in the places available for it, politicians decided to put every single family homeowner’s lifestyle at risk. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Apr. 2021 Gregory Thomas is The San Francisco Chronicle’s editor of lifestyle and outdoors. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 May 2021 However, most randomized trials that have focused on only one aspect of lifestyle have come up empty. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, 27 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective 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

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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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23 Jun 2021

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“Lifestyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lifestyle

: a particular way of living : the way a person lives or a group of people live


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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