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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 ​earntheir 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   us   /ˈlaɪvlihʊd/
the ​money a ​personneeds to ​pay for ​food, a ​place to ​live, etc. and the way of ​earning this ​money: The ​fallingorders for new ​shipsmean that many ​shipyardworkers are likely to lose their livelihood. The drought is threatening the livelihood of ​farmers in the ​region. If your livelihood depends on ​sellingcars, 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 Spanish medio de vida, sustento…
in Vietnamese sinh kế…
in Malaysian punca pendapatan…
in Thai ความเป็นอยู่…
in French gagne-pain…
in German der Lebensunterhalt…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生活来源, 饭碗,生计…
in Turkish geçim, rızk…
in Russian средства к существованию…
in Indonesian nafkah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生活來源, 飯碗,生計…
in Polish źródło utrzymania…
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