Associations to the word «Livelihood»


LIVELIHOOD, noun. (obsolete) The course of someone's life; a person's lifetime, or their manner of living; conduct, behaviour. [10th-17thc.]
LIVELIHOOD, noun. A person's means of supporting himself. [from 14thc.]
LIVELIHOOD, noun. (now rare) Property which brings in an income; an estate. [from 15thc.]
LIVELIHOOD, noun. (obsolete) Liveliness; appearance of life.

Dictionary definition

LIVELIHOOD, noun. 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".

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway