Meaning of “livelihood” in the English Dictionary

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"livelihood" in British English

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

"livelihood" in American English

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livelihoodnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈlɑɪv·liˌhʊd/

the way you earn the money you need to pay for food, a place to live, clothing, etc.:

[ C ] They earn their livelihood from farming.

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

"livelihood" in Business English

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livelihoodnoun [ C, usually singular, or U ]

uk /ˈlaɪvlihʊd/ us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)