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livelihood

noun [C, usually singular, or U]
 
 
/ˈlaɪvlihʊd/
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. The drought is threatening the livelihood of farmers in the region. If your livelihood depends on selling cars, boats, and furniture to people, you don't want people to save.
Translations of “livelihood”
in Spanish medio de vida, sustento…
in French gagne-pain…
in German der Lebensunterhalt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生活來源, 飯碗,生計…
in Russian средства к существованию…
in Turkish geçim, rızk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生活来源, 饭碗,生计…
in Polish źródło utrzymania…
(Definition of livelihood from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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