Definition of subsistence
- existence, especially of an independent entity.
- the quality of having timeless or abstract existence.
- mode of existence or that by which a substance is individualized.
OTHER WORDS FROM subsistencein·ter·sub·sist·ence, nounnon·sub·sist·ence, nounpre·sub·sist·ence, nounself-sub·sist·ence, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH subsistencesubsidence, subsistence
Words nearby subsistence
How to use subsistence in a sentence
Last year, she received a Fulbright US Scholar Award to return to subsistence fishing villages outside the Brazilian city of Recife where she had organized a US-Brazil student project in the summer of 1965.
They were just subsistence farmers and they wanted to be left alone.
It is natural that rural Guatemalans or subsistence farmers in Kenya, facing drought or scorching heat, would seek out someplace more stable and resilient.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
Income allows us in one period of time be able to pay our bills, be able to have subsistence in our life.Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations? (Ep. 426)|Stephen J. Dubner|July 16, 2020|Freakonomics
For farmers who are mainly focused on subsistence farming, the upside includes optimizing underutilized vast pieces of land, earning extra income and getting access to market through Komaza’s wood processing and sales operations.An Africa-focused “micro-forestry” startup has raised $28 million to plant a billion trees|Yomi Kazeem|July 14, 2020|Quartz
These are young fathers, rural farmers, usually growing banana or coffee or subsistence crops.
Committee on Natural Resources draft bill discussion—“The Alaska Native Subsistence Co-Management Demonstration Act of 2014”Up to a Point: The U.S. Government’s Minimum Wage Is $430 Million Per Hour|P. J. O’Rourke|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The absence of a minimum wage law results in many workers earning below subsistence levels.
Hunter-gatherers and subsistence farmers work hard to obtain every calorie they eat.Is Your Chair Killing You? The Consequences of Comfort|Daniel E. Lieberman|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, the settlements rely for their subsistence on profligate funding and services provided by the state of Israel.Partition Skepticism and the Future of the Peace Process|Avner Inbar, Assaf Sharon|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was difficult, with the mean appliances of the time, to wring subsistence from the reluctant earth.
It has no connection as yet with the question of the total available means of subsistence.
The citizens, on a short notice of 20 days, were deprived of the means of gaining a subsistence.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
According to Moro custom the fruit of a manʼs labour belongs to the Datto who gives the man a subsistence.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Thus he could readily obtain the means of subsistence by aid of the arts and weapons employed by him in the tropical forests.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris