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live·li·hood

livelihood

 
 
pronunciation:
laIv li hUd
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part of speech: noun
definition: means of earning or getting what is needed to live.
Farming is his livelihood.
 
synonyms:
business, living, maintenance, occupation, vocation
similar words:
career, keep, profession
Word Parts  About this feature
The word livelihood contains the following part:
-hood Old English noun-forming suffix that means 1. state, condition; 2.the whole group of