1. livelihood

noun. ['ˈlaɪvliːˌhʊd'] the financial means whereby one lives.


  • resource
  • conveniences
  • support
  • comforts
  • subsistence
  • sustenance
  • keep
  • amenities
  • living
  • creature comforts
  • meal ticket
  • bread and butter


  • forbid
  • disallow
  • boycott
  • disapproval


  • liflode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • liflad (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Livelihood

  • adulthood
  • babyhood
  • boyhood
  • brotherhood
  • childhood
  • estatehood
  • falsehood
  • fatherhood
  • girlhood
  • knighthood
  • likelihood
  • manhood
  • moshood
  • motherhood
  • nationhood
  • neighborhood
  • orahood
  • parenthood
  • robinhood
  • sainthood

How do you pronounce livelihood?

Pronounce livelihood as ˈlaɪvliˌhʊd.

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Sentences with livelihood

1. Noun, singular or mass
Indiscriminately cutting hours will ruin the loyalty of employees who depend on your for their livelihood.

Quotes about livelihood

1. Before it is science and career, before it is livelihood, before even it is family or love, freedom is sound sleep and safety to notice the play of morning sun.
- Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb

2. Almighty God, thee only have I; thou steerest my fate, I must give myself up to thee! Give me a livelihood! Give me a bride! My blood wants love, as my heart does!
- Hans Christian Andersen

3. Who is willing to be satisfied with a job that expresses all his limitations? He will accept such work only as a 'means of livelihood' while he waits to discover his 'true vocation'. The world is full of unsuccessful businessmen who still secretly believe they were meant to be artists or writers or actors in the movies.
- Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island