Livelode Live"lode`, n. [See 1st {Livelihood}.] Course of life; means of support; livelihood. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • livelode — Maintenance; support …   Black's law dictionary

  • livelode — Maintenance; support …   Black's law dictionary

  • Livelihood — Live li*hood, n. [OE. livelode, liflode, prop., course of life, life s support, maintenance, fr. AS. l[=i]f life + l[=a]d road, way, maintenance. Confused with livelihood liveliness. See {Life}, and {Lode}.] Subsistence or living, as dependent on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • livelihood — noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English livelode course of life, from Old English līflād, from līf + lād course more at lode Date: 15th century 1. means of support or subsistence 2. obsolete the quality or state of being lively …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • livelihood — 1610s, alteration of livelode means of keeping alive (c.1300), from O.E. lifad course of life, from lif life + lad way, course (see LOAD (Cf. load)). Cf. O.H.G. libleita. Spelling assimilated to words in hood. Earlier livelihood was a different… …   Etymology dictionary

  • livelihood — [līv′lē hood΄] n. [ME livelode < OE liflad, course of life < lif, LIFE + lad, course (see LOAD): form altered by assoc. with LIVELY & HOOD] means of living or of supporting life; subsistence …   English World dictionary

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