livelihood


livelihood
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 plantations for their livelihood.

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livelihood UK US /ˈlaɪvlihʊd/ noun [C, usually singular, or U]
the money a person needs to pay for food, a place to live, etc. and the way of earning this money: »

The falling orders for new ships mean that many shipyard workers are likely to lose their livelihood.

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The drought is threatening the livelihood of farmers in the region.

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If your livelihood depends on selling cars, boats, and furniture to people, you don't want people to save.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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