Definition of Subsistence

1. Noun. Minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting. "Social security provided only a bare subsistence"




2. Noun. A means of surviving. "Farming is a hard means of subsistence"
Generic synonyms: Endurance, Survival
Derivative terms: Subsist

3. Noun. The state of existing in reality; having substance.
Generic synonyms: Being, Beingness, Existence

Definition of Subsistence

1. n. Real being; existence.

Definition of Subsistence

1. Noun. Real being; existence. ¹

2. Noun. Inherency; as, the subsistence of qualities in bodies. ¹

3. Noun. That which furnishes support to animal life; means of support; provisions, or that which produces provisions; livelihood; as, a meager subsistence. ¹

4. Noun. (theology) A person, specifically the person of Christ or of another part of the Trinity; hypostasis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subsistence

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subsistence

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

Literary usage of Subsistence

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

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Now it is true that barbarous peoples and peoples dependent upon fishing and hunting for a living have frequently lacked subsistence, especially when they ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Now it is true that barbarous peoples and peoples dependent upon fishing and hunting for a living have frequently lacked subsistence, especially when they ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Now it is true that barbarous peoples and peoples dependent upon fishing and hunting for a living have frequently lacked subsistence, especially when they ..."

4. History of Economic Thought: A Critical Account of the Origin and by Lewis Henry Haney (1920)
"Assuming an equilibrium in which subsistence is just enough for the easy support ... Then subsistence becomes more divided. As a result, the number of poor ..."

5. History of Economic Thought: A Critical Account of the Origin and by Lewis Henry Haney (1920)
"Assuming an equilibrium in which subsistence is just enough for the easy support ... Then subsistence becomes more divided. As a result, the number of poor ..."

6. Report by Washington (State), Washington (State) Auditor's office, Auditor's Office (1898)
"Vols 3 75 Monty & Gunn, subsistence 1st Wash Vols 295 22 Northern ... Vols I 41 56 Schwabacher & Broughton, subsistence 1st Wash. ..."

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