verb (used without object)
to exist; continue in existence.
to remain alive; live, as on food, resources, etc.
to have existence in, or by reason of, something.
to reside, lie, or consist (usually followed by in).
to have timeless or abstract existence, as a number, relation, etc.
to have existence, especially independent existence.
verb (used with object)
to provide sustenance or support for; maintain.
verb (mainly intransitive)
(often foll by on) to be sustained; manage to live: to subsist on milk
to continue in existence
(foll by in) to lie or reside by virtue (of); consist
to exist as a concept or relation rather than a fact
to be conceivable
(transitive) (obsolete) to provide with support
noun 1. the state or fact of subsisting. 2. the state or fact of existing. 3. the providing of sustenance or support. 4. means of supporting life; a living or livelihood. 5. the source from which food and other items necessary to exist are obtained. 6. Philosophy. existence, especially of an independent entity. the quality […]
noun 1. money given in advance to a new soldier, employee, etc., to buy food, clothing, and pay for other necessities while awaiting a first pay. 2. money paid a worker in addition to salary to cover expenses that may be incurred in the performance of the job. 3. money paid to members of the […]
or subsistence agriculture noun 1. farming whose products are intended to provide for the basic needs of the farmer, with little surplus for marketing. 2. farming that brings little or no profit to the farmer, allowing only for a marginal livelihood. subsistence farming noun 1. a type of farming in which most of the produce […]
- Subsistence wage
noun 1. the lowest wage upon which a worker and his family can survive