livelihood livelihood  /ˈlaɪv li ˌhʊd/


  • (n) the financial means whereby one lives



  1. Activist Got his eyes on the prize Through his right livelihood awards, Jakob Von Uexkull honors alternative thinkers.
  2. Yet his own life was a constant scramble for livelihood and influence, he spent much of his time in exile, and almost none of his cherished schemes came near to fruition.
  3. And under that threat, she says, people are more likely to resort to dishonesty to save their livelihood.


  1. Growing Pains -

    W hen grocery store chain Aldi shuttered the doors of its Avondale location in 2008, the neighborhood didn’t just lose a community business. It lost a slice of its livelihood.  
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Cincinnati CityBeat

  2. Family fights back for driveway use

    A property dispute story that 2 NEWS Investigates broke in November 2012 has resurfaced as a family fights back to regain their livelihood.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WDTN-TV 2 Dayton

  3. My Positive Perspective and Take it to the Streets Broadcast Episode on Forming Relationships between the Community ...

    On June 10, 2013, My Positive Perspective aired an episode with Jesse Williams, founder of Take it to the Streets, on how to improve the education and livelihood of children and adults in the Charleston area community. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "Around here this guy is like a god," Jackman said. "Around here, people see this guy, they faint. Their whole livelihood and everything they're interested in came out of his mind."
    on Jul 25, 2008 By: Hugh Jackman Source: Washington Post

  2. "It is an outrage and an injustice to the memory of this courageous hero that his wife should suffer the loss of family and livelihood once again," said Democratic Assembly member Mary Hayashi.
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Mary Hayashi Source: Forbes

  3. "A healthy automobile manufacturing sector is essential to the restoration of financial market stability, the overall health of our economy, and the livelihood of the automobile sector's workforce," Pelosi and Reid said in their letter.
    on Nov 8, 2008 By: Harry Reid Source: Bloomberg

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