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"
- Mowing lawns is his only livelihood.
- I like playing in the band, but I don't do it just for fun; it's my livelihood.
- She earns a livelihood by sewing.
- They didn't care for the livelihood of the people.