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English definition of “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 .
(Definition of livelihood noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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