Live·li·hood n. Subsistence or living, as dependent on some means of support; the means for support of life; maintenance.
The opportunities of gaining an honest livelihood. --Addison.
It is their profession and livelihood to get their living by practices for which they deserve to forfeit their lives. --South.
Live·li·hood, n. Liveliness; appearance of life. [Obs.]
n : the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was
expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state
for support"; "he could no longer earn his own
livelihood" [syn: support, keep, living, bread and