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)



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