or life style, life-style

[ lahyf-stahyl ]
/ ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl /


the habits, attitudes, tastes, moral standards, economic level, etc., that together constitute the mode of living of an individual or group.


pertaining to or catering to a certain lifestyle: unhealthy lifestyle choices; lifestyle advertising; a luxury lifestyle hotel.
(of a drug) used to treat a medical condition that is not life-threatening or painful: lifestyle drugs for baldness.

Nearby words

  1. lifesaver,
  2. lifesaving,
  3. lifesaving service,
  4. lifespan,
  5. lifestream,
  6. lifestyle block,
  7. lifestyle business,
  8. lifestyle disease,
  9. lifestyle guru,
  10. lifestyler

Origin of lifestyle

First recorded in 1925–30; life + style Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lifestyle

British Dictionary definitions for lifestyle


/ (ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl) /


a set of attitudes, habits, or possessions associated with a particular person or group
such attitudes, etc, regarded as fashionable or desirable
  1. a luxurious semirural manner of living
  2. (as modifier)a lifestyle property


suggestive of a fashionable or desirable lifestylea lifestyle café
(of a drug) designed to treat problems, such as impotence or excess weight, which affect a person's quality of life rather than his or her health
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for lifestyle



A way of life or style of living that reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group.

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