livelihood

  • 1 livelihood — live‧li‧hood [ˈlaɪvlihʊd] noun [countable, uncountable] the way in which you earn money in order to live: • If a commercial beekeeper makes a mistake and his bees die, he has lost his livelihood. • In that area many people relied on the coconut… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 Livelihood — Live li*hood, n. [Lively + hood.] Liveliness; appearance of life. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 livelihood — I noun business, calling, career, craft, employment, enterprise, job, keep, line of work, living, maintenance, means, occupation, position, profession, pursuit, resources, situation, source of income, subsistence, support, sustainment, sustenance …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 livelihood — *living, subsistence, sustenance, maintenance, support, keep, bread Analogous words: *trade, craft, handicraft, art, profession: *wage or wages, salary, pay, stipend, fee, emolument …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 livelihood — [n] occupation alimentation, art, bread and butter*, business, circumstances, craft, employment, game*, grind*, income, job, keep*, living, maintenance, means, nineto five*, profession, racket*, rat race*, resources, slot, source of income,… …

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  • 8 livelihood — ► NOUN ▪ a means of securing the necessities of life. ORIGIN Old English, «way of life» …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 livelihood — noun VERB + LIVELIHOOD ▪ earn, gain ▪ provide ▪ Fishing provides a livelihood for many people. ▪ protect, secure ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 livelihood — live|li|hood [ˈlaıvlihud] n [U and C] [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: lifelode way of living (11 17 centuries), from Old English, from lif life + lad ( LODE) (influenced by lively and hood)] the way you earn money in order to live a means/source of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 livelihood — [[t]la͟ɪvlihʊd[/t]] livelihoods N VAR Your livelihood is the job or other source of income that gives you the money to buy the things you need. ...fishermen who depend on the seas for their livelihood... As a result of this conflict he lost both… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 livelihood — UK [ˈlaɪvlɪhʊd] / US [ˈlaɪvlɪˌhʊd] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms livelihood : singular livelihood plural livelihoods something such as your work that provides the money that you need to live a development that threatens the livelihood… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 livelihood —   Ola, pono.    ♦ Means of livelihood, mālama ola, ko oko o .    ♦ To earn a livelihood, imi i ola.    ♦ Deprivation of livelihood, ho opilikia i ka nohona, hana kaha ea …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 15 livelihood — /luyv lee hood /, n. a means of supporting one s existence, esp. financially or vocationally; living: to earn a livelihood as a tenant farmer. [bef. 1000; earlier liveliod, livelihod, alter. (by reanalysis as LIVELY + HOOD; cf. obs. livelihood… …

    Universalium

  • 16 livelihood — n. to earn one s livelihood * * * [ laɪvlɪhʊd] to earn one s livelihood …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 livelihood — /ˈlaɪvlihʊd / (say luyvleehood) noun means of maintaining life; maintenance: to gain a livelihood. {earlier liveliod, metathetic variant of Middle English livilod, Old English līf(ge)lād life support (compare life, lode, load); current form… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 livelihood — live|li|hood [ laıvli,hud ] noun count or uncount something such as your work that provides the money you need to live: a development that threatens the livelihood of local small farmers …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 livelihood — noun (C, U) the way you earn money in order to live: New fishing regulations will threaten our livelihood …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 livelihood — noun thousands of people relied on that one factory for their livelihood Syn: income, source of income, means of support, living, subsistence, keep, maintenance, sustenance, nourishment, daily bread; job, work, employment, occupation, vocation;… …

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