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"livelihood" in British English

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livelihoodnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈlaɪv.li.hʊd/ us   /ˈlaɪv.li.hʊd/
(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)

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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)
Translations of “livelihood”
in Vietnamese sinh kế…
in Spanish sustento, medio de vida…
in Malaysian punca pendapatan…
in Thai ความเป็นอยู่…
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 Indonesian nafkah…
in Polish źródło utrzymania…
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