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livelihood - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'livelihood' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Livelihood [ n.]
- Subsistence or living, as dependent on some means of support; support of life; maintenance.
- Liveliness; appearance of life.

Meaning of 'livelihood' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . livelihood [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the financial means whereby one lives
Example in sentence:
  • each child was expected to pay for their keep;
  • he applied to the state for support;
  • he could no longer earn his own livelihood