Definition of livelihood
1 : means of support or subsistence (see subsistence 2) The villagers' main livelihood is fishing.
2 obsolete : the quality or state of being lively
Examples of livelihood in a Sentence
Many fishermen believe that the new regulations threaten their livelihoods.
Recent Examples of livelihood from the Web
The Greenfield farmer decided last spring to turn a chunk of his livelihood into a nonprofit with the goal to feed the community.
The land under the Grain-for-Green Program is in what’s typically called ‘working landscapes,’ or landscapes which support the livelihood of rural communities,
While this may seem trivial to some people, my looks were my livelihood in Hollywood.
Since the United Nations adopted its Millennium Development Goals, people around the world have been actively exploring how cultural heritage can support the livelihoods of communities around the globe.
Many families lost their livelihoods and their men to prison; phones and the Internet were banned.
Robots, or some form of automation, are already affecting the livelihoods of physicians, airplane pilots, and journalists—plus factory workers, of course.
That may not always be appreciated, especially if your livelihood depends on getting rain and snow amounts, and timing, just right, all the time.
But 100 percent of their livelihood depends on rain.
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LIVELIHOOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of livelihood for English Language Learners
: a way of earning money in order to live
LIVELIHOOD Defined for Kids
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