Meaning of “lifestyle” in the English Dictionary

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"lifestyle" in British English

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lifestylenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlaɪf.staɪl/ us /ˈlaɪf.staɪl/

B2 someone's way of living; the things that a person or particular group of people usually do:

He doesn't have a very healthy lifestyle.
She needs a pretty high income to support her lifestyle.
an alternative lifestyle

More examples

  • My doctor says I should start playing sport because my lifestyle is too sedentary.
  • Some people like the sense of structure that a military lifestyle imposes.
  • He ran up stupendous debts through his extravagant lifestyle.
  • The city lifestyle seems to suit her - she's certainly looking very well.
  • I don't know how they manage to support their expensive lifestyle.

(Definition of “lifestyle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lifestyle" in American English

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lifestylenoun [ C ]

also life-style us /ˈlɑɪfˌstɑɪl/

the particular way that a person or group lives and the values and ideas supported by that person or group:

Ask yourself how much your job enhances your lifestyle.

(Definition of “lifestyle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lifestyle" in Business English

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lifestylenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈlaɪfstaɪl/ us

MARKETING someone's way of living, for example the things they usually do, where they live, what they spend their money on, etc.:

Given today's modern lifestyle the figures are not totally surprising.
a comfortable/healthy/lavish lifestyle He deserves to have a comfortable lifestyle.
an outdoor lifestyle
lifestyle brand/change/choice What is the government's role in helping people make healthy lifestyle choices?
a lifestyle magazine

(Definition of “lifestyle” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)