HyperDic: subsistence

English > 3 senses of the word subsistence:
NOUNpossessionsubsistenceminimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting
statesubsistencea means of surviving
statesubsistencethe state of existing in reality / reality
subsistence > pronunciation
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > subsistence: 3 senses > noun 1, possession
Meaningminimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting.
Example"social security provided only a bare subsistence"
Broadersupport, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenanceThe financial means whereby one lives
English > subsistence: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA means of surviving.
Example"farming is a hard means of subsistence"
Broadersurvival, enduranceA state of surviving
Verbssubsistsupport oneself
English > subsistence: 3 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe state of existing in reality / reality; having substance.
Broaderbeing, beingness, existence, face of the earthThe state or fact of existing

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