HyperDic: sustenance

English > 3 senses of the word sustenance:
NOUNfoodsustenance, nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, aliment, alimentation, victualsa source of materials to nourish the body
possessionsustenance, support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butterthe financial means whereby one lives
actsustenance, sustentation, sustainment, maintenance, upkeepthe act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
sustenance > pronunciation
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > sustenance: 3 senses > noun 1, food
MeaningA source of materials to nourish the body.
Synonymsnutriment, nourishment, nutrition, aliment, alimentation, victuals
NarrowercoursePart of a meal served at one time
dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treatSomething considered choice to eat
dishA particular item of prepared food
fast foodinexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly
finger foodFood to be eaten with the fingers
ingestaSolid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth
kosherFood that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law
meal, repastThe food served and eaten at one time
messSoft semiliquid food
milkproduced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
minceFood chopped into small bits
pureeFood prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender
stodgeHeavy and filling (and usually starchy) food
vitaminAny of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism
wheat germembryo of the wheat kernel
Broaderfood, nutrientAny substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
Spanishalimentación, alimento, comida, nutrición, nutriente, nutrientes, nutrimento, sustento
Catalanaliment, menjar, nutrient, sustent
Verbssustainprovide with nourishment
English > sustenance: 3 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningThe financial means whereby one lives.
Synonymssupport, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter
Narrowercomforts, creature comforts, amenities, conveniencesthings that make you comfortable / comfortable and at ease
maintenancemeans of maintenance of a family or group
meal ticketA source of income or livelihood
subsistenceminimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting
Broaderresourceavailable source of wealth
Spanishmanutención, sustentación, sustento
Catalanmanutenció, sustentacle
Verbssustainsupply with necessities and support
English > sustenance: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence.
Example"they were in want of sustenance"
Synonymssustentation, sustainment, maintenance, upkeep
BroadersupportThe activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
Spanishmantenimiento, sostenimiento, sustentación, sustento
Catalanmanteniment, sosteniment, sustentació
Verbssustainlengthen or extend in duration or space

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