Definition of Subsist

1. Verb. Support oneself. "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"

Exact synonyms: Exist, Live, Survive
Specialized synonyms: Breathe, Drift, Freewheel
Related verbs: Endure, Go, Hold Out, Hold Up, Last, Live, Live On, Survive
Derivative terms: Subsistence, Subsister, Survival



Definition of Subsist

1. v. i. To be; to have existence; to inhere.

2. v. t. To support with provisions; to feed; to maintain; as, to subsist one's family.

Definition of Subsist

1. Verb. To survive on a minimum of resources. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subsist

1. to continue to exist [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subsist

subsidizations
subsidize
subsidized
subsidizer
subsidizers
subsidizes
subsidizing
subsidy
subsign
subsigned
subsigning
subsigns
subsilicate
subsilicates
subsinuate
subsist (current term)
subsisted
subsistence
subsistence farming
subsistences
subsistencies
subsistency
subsistent
subsister
subsisters
subsisting
subsists
subsite
subsites
subsizar

Literary usage of Subsist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"M«P- the marriage ties, or have ordained that they should continue ri*ge- for life unless dissolved by the judgment of a court, those ties still subsist, ..."

2. Observations on the Religious Peculiarities of the Society of Friends by Joseph John Gurney (1832)
"... small body of persons, I know of no more salutary introduction, than a survey of those grounds of union in matters of religion which subsist, first, ..."

3. Report by Oklahoma Adjutant-general's office (1859)
"Some one of those minute timber-beetles which subsist upon the wood of dead trees had here had jiS abode, multitudes of them proba- bly mining their burrows ..."

4. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"good; but I think that who would see them even as they still subsist now had better lose no time about it. Harley Street, Tuesday, April 12th, 1842. ..."

5. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The large majority of the species subsist chiefly on animal food, though many are omnivorous, and a few chiefly vegetable- eaters. ..."

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