from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The average cost of the basic necessities of life, such as food, shelter, and clothing.
- n. The cost of basic necessities as defined by an accepted standard.
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- n. The average cost of a standard set of basic necessities of life, especially of food, shelter and clothing
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- n. average cost of basic necessities of life (as food and shelter and clothing)
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