lifestyle

noun
life·​style | \ˈlīf-ˈstī(-ə)l, -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

Kayla grew up a subsistence lifestyle, helping with the harvest of wild Caribou, berries, and salmon while spending time with her grandparents, who live at a subsistence camp year-round. Maka Monture, Teen Vogue, "The Arctic Youth Ambassadors Program Is Bringing Awareness to Environmental and Community Issues in Alaska," 24 Sep. 2018 Adhering to the required lifestyle changes, however, was challenging. Richard Klasco, New York Times, "Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?," 18 May 2018 That, and maybe one to two profound lifestyle changes. Brennan Kilbane, GQ, "The Least Stressful Way to Get Rid of Stress," 16 May 2018 Their passion and craft are no different than those of their gallery peers—but their lifestyle is. Daniel Grant, WSJ, "He Sells His Paintings—From Fair to Fair," 25 Nov. 2018 Unfortunately, though standing desks have been heavily promoted as the antidote to our sedentary lifestyle, their benefits have been grossly oversold. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Americans sit too much. Standing desks aren’t going to fix the problem.," 20 Nov. 2018 Former child star Lindsay Lohan has ditched her Hollywood lifestyle for the sandy beaches of Mykonos. Fox News, "Lindsay Lohan snubs NY Times photographer after paper's fawning feature," 2 Oct. 2018 The idea is to catch issues going on with you, health issues, particularly in the lifestyle ... Eric Johnson, Recode, "Wearables pioneer Jawbone is back with a new mission: Warning you about health problems you didn’t know you had," 26 Sep. 2018 On the lifestyle blog Cup of Jo, the stylist Linda Rodin was all gray hair and red lip in and around her New York apartment. Jessica Berger Gross, Longreads, "Gone Gray," 10 July 2018

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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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More Definitions for lifestyle

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 \

Kids Definition of lifestyle

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

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