Subsist



verb (used without object)
1.
to exist; continue in existence.
2.
to remain alive; live, as on food, resources, etc.
3.
to have existence in, or by reason of, something.
4.
to reside, lie, or consist (usually followed by in).
5.
Philosophy.

to have timeless or abstract existence, as a number, relation, etc.
to have existence, especially independent existence.

verb (used with object)
6.
to provide sustenance or support for; maintain.
verb (mainly intransitive)
1.
(often foll by on) to be sustained; manage to live: to subsist on milk
2.
to continue in existence
3.
(foll by in) to lie or reside by virtue (of); consist
4.
(philosophy)

to exist as a concept or relation rather than a fact
to be conceivable

5.
(transitive) (obsolete) to provide with support

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Subsistence

    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 […]

  • Subsistence-allowance

    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 […]



  • Subsistence-farming

    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



Disclaimer: Subsist definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.