Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A means of securing the necessities of life.‘people whose livelihoods depend on the rainforest’
income, source of income, means of support, means, living, subsistence, keep, maintenance, sustenance, nourishment, daily bread, upkeepView synonyms
- ‘These poor souls also need investments to enable them to find jobs to earn a livelihood.’
- ‘I would never ask another professional to put his livelihood on the line.’
- ‘The club might not be in existence by the end of the season and ultimately it is our livelihoods and careers that are at stake.’
- ‘She gave myself and my crew a livelihood and we depended on her for our safety, but it is time to move on.’
- ‘In many tribes, political positions, as well as trades and livelihoods, also are hereditary.’
- ‘A great many people depend for their livelihood on these paths being open, not just for recreation.’
- ‘For many whose livelihoods depended on the yard the future has already disappeared.’
- ‘But with such working conditions employees are putting their livelihoods before making a stand.’
- ‘Some lectures concern the jobs or livelihoods of the listeners at the lecture.’
- ‘Of course many fishermen are against this because their livelihood depends on it.’
- ‘The livelihoods of many thousands of people depend on their success and they must succeed to ensure survival.’
- ‘We do not sorrow at the destruction of the tsunami just because across the continent we depend upon each other for our food and livelihoods.’
- ‘You want to be there for the children but this is our livelihood, our career.’
- ‘In the city people have relied on business to supply jobs to maintain their livelihoods.’
- ‘It's true the timber trade provides a livelihood for some inhabitants of the region, but not for long.’
- ‘Hundreds of thousands of working people have lost their jobs and livelihoods.’
- ‘Our cultures, livelihoods, businesses, and coastal communities depend on it.’
- ‘Nearly all have to adjust to both the responsibilities of freedom and the challenge of earning their livelihood.’
- ‘His life and his livelihood depended on the continued good health of his son.’
- ‘This is just one of the workers who depends on this industry for a livelihood.’
Old English līflād ‘way of life’, from līf ‘life’ + lād ‘course’ (see lode). The change in the word's form in the 16th century was due to association with lively and -hood.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.