Synonyms for subsistence

Grammar : Noun
Spell : suhb-sis-tuhns
Phonetic Transcription : səbˈsɪs təns

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Définition of subsistence

Origin :
  • early 15c., "existence, independence," from Late Latin subsistentia "substance, reality," from Latin subsistens, present participle of subsistere "stand still or firm," from sub "under, up to" (see sub-) + sistere "to assume a standing position," from stare "to stand" (see assist). Properly a loan-translation of Greek hypostasis "subsistence," literally "anything placed under." Meaning "provision of support for animal life" is from 1640s.
  • noun provisions for survival
Example sentences :
  • After this their subsistence was procured exclusively by hunting.
  • Extract from : « Chronicles of Border Warfare » by Alexander Scott Withers
  • Their children had diminished no other's share, each had come with his or her own means of subsistence.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • From what source, then, do you get your means of subsistence?
  • Extract from : « The Memorabilia » by Xenophon
  • On the sale of his poetical works he is wholly dependent for subsistence.
  • Extract from : « The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI » by Various
  • Fowls and goats seem the only other means of subsistence of these people.
  • Extract from : « The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido » by Henry Keppel
  • In this cupboard the grandfather kept everything that he needed for his subsistence.
  • Extract from : « Heidi » by Johanna Spyri
  • I can see no difficulty in our procuring a subsistence here.
  • Extract from : « The Desert Home » by Mayne Reid
  • It could be done by employees, during their time away from their subsistence jobs.
  • Extract from : « Final Weapon » by Everett B. Cole
  • The first was never to have any certainty of his means of subsistence for the morrow.
  • Extract from : « Mystics and Saints of Islam » by Claud Field
  • We find it recorded there, how these people spend their time and obtain their subsistence.
  • Extract from : « Bruin » by Mayne Reid

Antonyms for subsistence

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