American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or state of subsisting.
- n. A means of subsisting, especially means barely sufficient to maintain life.
- n. Something that has real or substantial existence.
- n. Christianity Hypostasis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Real being; actual existence.
- n. Continuance; continued existence.
- n. That which exists or has real being.
- n. The act or process of furnishing support to animal life, or that which is furnished; means of support; support; livelihood.
- n. The state of being subsistent; inherence in something else: as. the subsistence of qualities in bodies.
- n. Synonyms Sustenance, etc. See living.
- n. Real being; existence.
- n. Inherency; as, the subsistence of qualities in bodies.
- n. That which furnishes support to animal life; means of support; provisions, or that which produces provisions; livelihood; as, a meager subsistence.
- n. theology A person, specifically the person of Christ or of another part of the Trinity; hypostasis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Real being; existence.
- n. Inherency.
- n. That which furnishes support to animal life; means of support; provisions, or that which produces provisions; livelihood.
- n. (Theol.) Same as Hypostasis, 2.
- n. minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting
- n. the state of existing in reality; having substance
- n. a means of surviving
- From Late Latin subsistentia ("substance, reality, in Medieval Latin also stability"), from Latin subsistens, present participle of subsistere ("to continue, subsist"); see subsist. (Wiktionary)
““This may suggest a climatic change and or a shift in subsistence strategies.””
“Child labor is employed in subsistence agriculture, in the household, or in the urban informal sector.”
“At this rate of increase, provided that subsistence is not overtaken, a century from now the population of”
“Immediately upon this rise in subsistence began the rise of population; and it is only the other day that Japan, finding her population once again pressing against subsistence, embarked, sword in hand, on a westward drift in search of more room.”
“Peter Reinecke suggests giving the Nunavummiut a few bucks to maintain subsistence hunting, but any talk of infrastructure development is "ludicrous," based upon a wrongful sense of entitlement.”
“You are right; there is a difference in subsistence hunting and poaching.”
“Page 107: (comparing different levels of subsistence in England and Scotland) This difference, however, in the mode of their subsistence is not the cause, but the effect, of the diference in their wages; though, by a strange misapprehension, I have frequently heard it represented as the cause.”
“Furthermore, it bore coincidental resonance with the nineteenth-century Euro-American pejorative digger, which referred to the supposed cultural inferiority of California's Native Americans, some of whom derived subsistence from the gathering of wild roots.”
“What we call subsistence would look good to most of these workers.”
“Thus subsistence is necessary to the body, but there is no body without soul, and the purification of the spirit is in making clean the intention in this world and taking thought to that which shall profit in the world to come.”
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