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.
Origin and Etymology of livelihood
alteration of Middle English livelode course of life, from Old English līflād, from līf + lād course — more at lode
First Known Use: 14th century
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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