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Meaning of SUSTENANCE

Pronunciation:  'sustununs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of sustaining
  2. [n]  a source of materials to nourish the body
  3. [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"
 

SUSTENANCE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: aliment, alimentation, bread and butter, keep, livelihood, living, maintenance, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, support, sustainment, sustentation, upkeep, victuals
 
 See Also: amenities, comforts, conveniences, course, creature comforts, dainty, delicacy, dish, fast food, finger food, food, goody, ingesta, kickshaw, kosher, maintenance, meal, meal ticket, mess, milk, mince, nutrient, puree, repast, resource, stodge, subsistence, support, treat, vitamin, vitamin pill, wheat germ

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sus"te*nance\, n. [OF. sustenance, sostenance,
soustenance: cf. L. sustenentia endurance. See {Sustain}.]
1. The act of sustaining; support; maintenance; subsistence;
   as, the sustenance of the body; the sustenance of life.

2. That which supports life; food; victuals; provisions;
   means of living; as, the city has ample sustenance. ``A
   man of little sustenance.'' --Chaucer.

         For lying is thy sustenance, thy food. --Milton.

 

 

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