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

Teams have also expressed concerns about his maturity level and off-the-court adjustment to the NBA lifestyle. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "NBA Draft Dispatch: Latest Trade Rumors and Intel on Luka Doncic, the Hawks and More," 20 June 2018 Users specify preferences for everything from size and budget to lifestyle. Leah Bourne, Glamour, "Women's Clothing Subscription Boxes Want to Change the Way You Shop—So We Tried Them," 18 June 2018 But after being found in violation of his parole on Friday, Manafort will have to get used to the much humbler lifestyle of an inmate. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Inside the Jail Where Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Is Being Held," 17 June 2018 Gaynor and her coauthors were surprised how commonly mammals switched over to nocturnal lifestyles, regardless of habitat type or intensity of human disturbance. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian, "Fear of Humans Is Forcing Daytime Animals Into Night Mode," 14 June 2018 Not all animals are willing or able to just switch to a nocturnal lifestyle around people. Kaitlyn Gaynor, CNN, "To avoid humans, more wildlife now work the night shift," 14 June 2018 That lifestyle included a 2,237-square-foot condo in Downtown Columbus. Chrissie Thompson, Cincinnati.com, "FBI visits luxury condo owned by heiress and rented by former Ohio Speaker Rosenberger," 9 June 2018 On her healthy eating philosophy Snow has committed to a gluten-free lifestyle with the help of a holistic nutritionist. Lisa Desantis, Health.com, "Why Brittany Snow Wants You to Change the Way You Talk to Yourself," 4 June 2018 Families should also commit to a lifestyle involving good nutrition and healthy levels of exercise. Samantha Saltz, M.d., miamiherald, "Few discuss the emotional toll of struggling to conceive a child," 30 May 2018

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 \

Kids Definition of lifestyle

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

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