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Meaning of "sustenance" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SUSTENANCE

From Old French sostenance, from sustenir to sustain.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SUSTENANCE

sustenance  [ˈsʌstənəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUSTENANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sustenance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SUSTENANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sustenance

Sustenance can refer to any means of subsistence or livelihood. ▪ food ▪ any subsistence economy: see list of subsistence techniques ▪ hunting-gathering ▪ animal husbandry ▪ subsistence agriculture ▪ Any agricultural and natural resources...

Definition of sustenance in the English dictionary

The first definition of sustenance in the dictionary is means of sustaining health or life; nourishment. Other definition of sustenance is means of maintenance; livelihood. Sustenance is also Also: sustention,. the act or process of sustaining or the quality of being sustained.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUSTENANCE


assonance
ˈæsənəns
consonance
ˈkɒnsənəns
dissonance
ˈdɪsənəns
dominance
ˈdɒmɪnəns
governance
ˈɡʌvənəns
immanence
ˈɪmənəns
impermanence
ɪmˈpɜːmənəns
inconsonance
ɪnˈkɒnsənəns
maintenance
ˈmeɪntɪnəns
misgovernance
ˌmɪsˈɡʌvənəns
mountenance
ˈmaʊntənəns
mountenaunce
ˈmaʊntənəns
ordonnance
ˈɔːdənəns
permanence
ˈpɜːmənəns
pertinence
ˈpɜːtɪnəns
remanence
ˈrɛmənəns
resonance
ˈrɛzənəns
sovenance
ˈsuːvənəns
thermoremanence
ˌθɜːməʊˈrɛmənəns
unisonance
juːˈnɪsənəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUSTENANCE

sustainably
sustained
sustained-release
sustainedly
sustainer
sustaining
sustaining pedal
sustaining program
sustainingly
sustainment
sustentacula
sustentacular
sustentaculum
sustentate
sustentation
sustentation fund
sustentative
sustention
sustentive
sustinent

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUSTENANCE

advance
alternance
car maintenance
care and maintenance
clinical governance
corporate governance
countenance
electron paramagnetic resonance
electron spin resonance
finance
high-maintenance
luminance
magnetic resonance
nance
nuclear magnetic resonance
ordnance
penance
predominance
provenance
refinance
sonance

Synonyms and antonyms of sustenance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUSTENANCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sustenance» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sustenance

Translation of «sustenance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUSTENANCE

Find out the translation of sustenance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sustenance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sustenance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

寄托
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sustento
570 millions of speakers

English

sustenance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जीविका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القوت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хлеб насущный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sustento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খাদ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

subsistance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rezeki
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nahrung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

栄養
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

생계 유지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rejekine
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đồ ăn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாழ்வாதாரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अन्नधान्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yaşatma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sostentamento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zaopatrzenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хліб насущний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

subzistență
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τροφή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lewensmiddele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

näring
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

næring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sustenance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUSTENANCE»

The term «sustenance» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.844 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUSTENANCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sustenance» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sustenance» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sustenance

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10 QUOTES WITH «SUSTENANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sustenance.
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Harsha Bhogle
Traditionally, sport has looked down at number crunchers, but the reality is that they give sport the financial sustenance it needs.
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Laurie Colwin
The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving: Even the simplest food is a gift.
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Chaka Fattah
Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans receive Social Security benefits, and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend on Social Security for their daily sustenance.
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James Gleick
Information is not knowledge, and knowledge is not wisdom. Reading - even browsing - an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search. Patience is a virtue, gluttony a sin.
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Seamus Heaney
Nowadays, what an award gives is a sense of solidarity with the poetry guild, as it were: sustenance coming from the assent of your peers on the judging panel.
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Violette Leduc
There's no sustenance in the past.
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Nicolas Malebranche
As our bodies live upon the earth and find sustenance in the fruits which it produces, so our minds feed on the same truths as the intelligible and immutable substance of the divine Word contains.
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Reinhold Niebuhr
Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.
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Antoine Predock
The prime communities of the Southwest are survival communities. Their sustenance is governed by rainfall and wind direction. You can study little enclaves of plant materials, how they huddle together for protection. Some are nurse crops.
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C. K. Williams
I think poetry always lives its life, and people come to it and people go away from it, 'people' in the sense of larger numbers of people. It's as though you begin to think that poetry is a resource, and that at certain times people seem to need it or want it or can find sustenance in it, and at other times they can't.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUSTENANCE»

Discover the use of sustenance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sustenance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sustenance
During the overnight siege, the hotel's cook is compelled by the crisis to provide spiritual and physical sustenance as best she can to the guests, staff and their poorly nourished captors.
Simone Lazaroo, 2010
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The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance
Through his personal quest, Tovar Cerulli bridges disparate worldviews and questions moral certainties, challenging both the behavior of many hunters and the illusion of blamelessness maintained by many vegetarians.
Tovar Cerulli, 2012
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Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and ...
Presenting the texts of Bishnois, their environmental history, and their contemporary activism; investigating the Swadhyaya movement from an ecological perspective; and exploring the Bhil communities and their Sacred Groves, this book ...
Dr Pankaj Jain, 2013
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White Sustenance
These poems explore dimensions of secular and sacred love. The author is a writer, performance poet, singer/songwriter and storyteller and has won numerous awards for her poetry, as well as for her critical writing.
Kat Snider Blackbird, 1994
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Sustenance: poems
Concentrates on living with the precision of a laser
Aaron Anstett, 1997
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Sustenance & Desire: A Food Lover's Anthology of Sensuality ...
This Is a book-lover's book about food - about taste, smell, touch, appetite, and all the pleasures of the table.
Bascove, 2004
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Together at the Table: Sustainability and Sustenance in the ...
Allen explores the possibilities this process may hold for improving social and environmental justice in the American agrifood system. Together at the Table is an important reminder that much work still remains to be done.
Patricia Allen, 2004
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Pomp And Sustenance: Twenty Five Centuries Of Sicilian Food
A marvelous tour through one of Italy's most loved regions, this guide is filled with wonderful gastronomic history and over 100 spectacular, authentic recipes.
Mary Taylor Simeti, 1998
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Sustenance
Our lives are a search for sustenance.
Glenn Martin, 2011
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Continuities in Sociological Human Ecology
There are many measures of sustenance differentiation, six of which have been elaborated by Gibbs and Poston (1975). A positive relationship is expected to obtain between sustenance differentiation and migration. Increases in sustenance ...
Michael Micklin, Dudley L. Poston, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUSTENANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sustenance is used in the context of the following news items.
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The challenge of sustenance security
Whether walking into an air-conditioned supermarket or taking a stroll through a fresh market, there is almost no sign of food shortage anywhere in Thailand. «Bangkok Post, Jul 15»
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On show at Milan Expo: sustenance and sustainability
On show at Milan Expo: sustenance and sustainability. EXPO 2015 rises to the challenge of feeding the world's people. Vincenzina Santoro | Jul 24 2015. «MercatorNet, Jul 15»
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God provides daily sustenance for our souls
I guess it's the weather, but for some reason our garden is not producing as well this year as last. What we are getting is great, but there's not as much of it. «The Tennessean, Jul 15»
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Maina Advocates Sustenance Of Pension Reforms
Former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Dr. Abdulrasheed Maina, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen ongoing ... «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»
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Pricey chilis and soaps for sustenance: The economics of Ramadan
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins June 18 in Southeast Asia, bringing with it increased religious observance as well as changes in lifestyle and ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 15»
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COMMUNITY NOTES: Credit union provides soldiers sustenance
COMMUNITY NOTES: Credit union provides soldiers sustenance, more. Company collecting for food bank; Presentation on survival skills set; Author to give talk; ... «Press-Enterprise, Jun 15»
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Carpenter gets weekends in jail for failing to provide proper …
GREENFIELD >> Duane Carpenter, the Albany man convicted of failing to provide proper sustenance for horses at his Greenfield farm, has been sentenced to ... «The Saratogian, Jun 15»
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Cleric Urges Christians To Depend On God's Grace For Sustenance
Ifeanyi Okonkwo, the priest in charge of Anglican Church of Ascension, Enugu, has urged Christian to always depend on God's grace for their life's sustenance. «Leadership Newspapers, Jun 15»
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Finding Ireland in the Pacific Northwest
... 1798 Wexford Rebellion and the 1916 Easter Rising, digs in deeper to the source and sustenance of a people's resolve in faith, fellowship, and perseverance. «National Review Online, May 15»
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Workshops promote self-sustenance
A local environmental group is aiming to promote self-sustenance and less dependence on fossil fuels through a series of workshops on Saturday. Transition ... «The Kingston Whig-Standard, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sustenance [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sustenance>. Sep 2019 ».
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