Live"li*hood (?), n. [OE. livelode, liflode, prop., course of life, life's support, maintenance, fr. AS. lif life + lad road, way, maintenance. Confused with livelihood liveliness. See Life, and Lode.]

Subsistence or living, as dependent on some means of support; 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.

 

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Live"li*hood, n. [Lively + -hood.]

Liveliness; appearance of life.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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