money given in advance to a new soldier, employee, etc., to buy food, clothing, and pay for other necessities while awaiting a first pay.
money paid a worker in addition to salary to cover expenses that may be incurred in the performance of the job.
money paid to members of the armed forces in lieu of meals; an allowance for food.
noun (mainly Brit)
an advance paid to an employee before his pay begins
a payment to an employee to reimburse expenses, as while on assignments
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
adjective 1. subsisting, existing, or continuing in existence. 2. inherent: subsistent qualities of character. noun 3. Philosophy. something that exists necessarily as opposed to contingent existence in space and time.
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 […]