lifestyle

noun
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

lifestyle

adjective

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

civilization, culture, life, society

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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.

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Astarino says that results are permanent as long as one maintains a healthy lifestyle. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About CoolSculpting (and Were Too Afraid to Ask)," 11 Jan. 2019 As this all happens, eclipses will stir the pot in January and July, asking you to finally let go of that old habit and align with a healthier lifestyle. Rebecca Gordon, Harper's BAZAAR, "Find Out What 2019 Has In Store For Your Zodiac Sign," 27 Dec. 2018 Looking at social media and how my peers were unironically and enthusiastically adopting this performative healthy lifestyle only encouraged me further. Tasnim Ahmed, Allure, "I Bought Into the Commercialized Wellness Industry and It Left Me Broke (and Unwell)," 9 Aug. 2018 After Mark Steines was abruptly fired from Home & Family, the Hallmark Channel lifestyle series has named a new co-host. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Cameron Mathison Is Joining ‘Home & Family’ After Mark Steines’ Abrupt Exit," 27 July 2018 Kirkpatrick's 21 Kids Foundation describes itself as an early resource to at risk and disadvantaged children through mentorships, academic and emotional support, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Bengals' Dre Kirkpatrick takes kids on back-to-school shopping spree in Alabama," 13 July 2018 But the changes that have befallen the Parrs are more than merely lifestyle-related. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "How the dazzling, overstuffed ‘Incredibles 2’ holds up a cracked mirror to present-day reality," 4 July 2018 Pugh and the other coaches said the purpose of the camp is not only to teach football, but also to teach kids how to chase dreams and live a healthy lifestyle. Robbie Boyd, SI.com, "Arizona Cardinals Lineman Justin Pugh Hosts Football Camp in Hometown," 26 June 2018 All of us have very different, unique lifestyles that lead to both protection and degradation of our body’s tissue cells. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Celery Juice "Benefits" Are Total B.S., According to Nutrition Science," 16 Jan. 2019

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

Noun

1915, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lifestyle was in 1915

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lifestyle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lifestyle

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

lifestyle

noun
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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