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.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Budinger still misses the N.B.A. lifestyle — the team bonds, the physical contact. Aimee Berg, New York Times, "Is Chase Budinger the Future of Men’s Beach Volleyball?," 11 July 2019 Nudism across the United States has seen an aging population as the millenial generation has not discovered the lifestyle and is often uncomfortable with nudity. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Local nudist resort sees influx of new members, faces development challenges," 5 July 2019 The lifestyle of a professional athlete didn’t suit Hickerson’s personality. Tyler Kraft, Indianapolis Star, "Indians pitching coach returns to baseball following 18 years in a traveling ministry," 28 June 2019 On an underground walk, delve into the geological history of the region and learn about the local troglodyte lifestyle. National Geographic, "France Family Journey: From Paris to Normandy and Beyond," 17 June 2019 Modern life has become an evolutionary mismatch for the movement-heavy lifestyle our bodies need to stay healthy. Molly Rubin, Quartzy, "You don’t need more exercise, you just need to move," 13 June 2019 These are the accommodations of choice for those who want to live the secluded seaside lifestyle of the golden age of the Athens Riviera, but brought into a new era. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... Four Seasons Astir Palace," 12 June 2019 Part of the reason injury rates are high among Alaska Native people is that there are certain risks inherent to the rural subsistence lifestyle. Anchorage Daily News, "When healing means more than stitching up wounds," 11 June 2019 The smooth hybrid of reggae and rock performed by Sublime with Rome idealizes the mellow Southern California lifestyle. kansascity, "KC concerts June 6-12: Luis Miguel, Billie Eilish, Sublime with Rome, Snarky Puppy," 4 June 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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