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livelihood


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Livelihood  \Live"li*hood\,  n.  [Lively  +  -hood.] 
  Liveliness;  appearance  of  life.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  some  means  of  support; 
  support  of  life;  maintenance. 
 
  The  opportunities  of  gaining  an  honest  livelihood. 
  --Addison. 
 
  It  is  their  profession  and  livelihood  to  get  their 
  living  by  practices  for  which  they  deserve  to  forfeit 
  their  lives.  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  livelihood 
  n  :  the  financial  means  whereby  one  lives;  "each  child  was 
  expected  to  pay  for  their  keep";  "he  applied  to  the  state 
  for  support";  "he  could  no  longer  earn  his  own 
  livelihood"  [syn:  {support},  {keep},  {living},  {bread  and 
  butter},  {sustenance}] 




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