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 Perhaps more than any other woman in the startup world, Gelman excelled at commodifying feminism as a lifestyle. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Leigh Stein's Self Care and the Death of the Girlboss," 1 July 2020 Stress can leave us feeling uncomfortable, sick, or even in pain, and finding ways to manage it are crucial in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Taylyn Washington-harmon,, "How to Relieve Stress, According to Experts," 1 July 2020 Tours are a specialty of the museum, allowing visitors to view the family’s lifestyle at the turn of the 20th century. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Coronavirus can’t put freeze on Lorain County ice cream social," 29 June 2020 It’s summer in North Texas, where living on one of its many lakes offers a robust lifestyle. Dallas News, "Life on the water is better, says firm," 28 June 2020 During the pandemic, changes were made throughout the industry not only for residents, but also for those looking to make a move to a lock-and-leave lifestyle. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Shopping for luxury condos in time of health crisis," 27 June 2020 During his event, Healthy Cooking Demo: Nourishing from the Inside Out w/Marco Borges, presented by Walmart-Exercise Daily, Borges took a moment to stress the importance of never letting your lifestyle become too sedentary. Charli Penn, Essence, "Sitting Is The New Smoking! Marco Borges On The Importance Of Moving Daily," 26 June 2020 With the lockdown proving that work-from-home is a viable option, many future homebuyers will now shift to peripheral areas of a city for bigger homes and a better lifestyle—at more affordable prices. Anuj Puri, Quartz India, "The work-from-home culture could change how Indians buy homes," 16 June 2020 Moving toward a zero-waste lifestyle requires changing habits. Popular Science, "Reusable sandwich bags and wraps for eco-friendly eats," 12 June 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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4 Jul 2020

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“Lifestyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 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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