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 Sinclair says Sprouts, which has 344 stores across 23 states, is well suited for the shift toward healthier lifestyles. Edward Ludlow,, "What It’s Like Running Grocery Stores During Coronavirus," 29 May 2020 For carnivores currently considering going vegan (or vegan-ish), either as a pandemic precaution or full-on lifestyle reboot, there are some few hacks on how to do and actually enjoy eating that way. Matt Wake |, al, "A carnivore’s guide to going vegan(ish) during the pandemic," 28 May 2020 Céline Orjubin, the co-founder and CEO of My Little Paris, a lifestyle website, retreated to a family home with her partner and two daughters and put herself and her employees on part-time unemployment. Rachel Donadio, The Atlantic, "The Coming Setback for Women in the Workplace," 28 May 2020 In the future, that means addressing all aspects of health and wellness—physical and lifestyle wellness—which would include more broad initiatives like nutrition, exercise, and other accessory products. Rachel King, Fortune, "Goodboy’s data-driven approach to pet health care," 25 May 2020 Sinclair says Sprouts, which has 344 stores across 23 states, is well suited for the shift toward healthier lifestyles. Edward Ludlow, Houston Chronicle, "What it's like running grocery stores during coronavirus," 24 May 2020 The timing of these lifestyle shifts parallels the observed increase in food and other types of allergies, whose steep rise over a generation points to some environmental cause. Esther Landhuis, Scientific American, "Gut Microbes May Be Key to Solving Food Allergies," 23 May 2020 Completely contemporary Pawlak gave the master suite and office in this Buechel home a refresh to better reflect the homeowners’ needs and lifestyle. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "A tale of two homes. Interior designer brings warm, cohesive flow to two Louisville homes," 21 May 2020 Some lifestyle options to consider adopting include regular meditation, regular exercise, and getting adequate sleep. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Why You’re Getting Maskne And What To Do About It," 19 May 2020 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, "Samantha Bee and Roseanne Barr: Two very different comedians facing one very angry Twitter," 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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The first known use of lifestyle was in 1915

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2 Jun 2020

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“Lifestyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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How to pronounce lifestyle (audio)

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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