from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A customary manner of living; a way of life.
- n. A custom, practice, or art: the traditional lifeways of a tribal society.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One's path through life; a manner, a lifestyle or behaviour, now especially when seen as traditional.
Old English līfweġ, corresponding to life + way. (Wiktionary)