English noun: sustenance
|1.||sustenance (food) a source of materials to nourish the body|
|Synonyms||aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, victuals|
|Broader (hypernym)||food, nutrient|
|Narrower (hyponym)||course, dainty, delicacy, dish, fast food, finger food, goody, ingesta, kickshaw, kosher, meal, mess, milk, mince, puree, repast, stodge, treat, vitamin, wheat germ|
|2.||sustenance (possession) the financial means whereby one lives|
|Samples||Each child was expected to pay for their keep.|
He applied to the state for support.
He could no longer earn his own livelihood.
|Synonyms||bread and butter, keep, livelihood, living, support|
|Narrower (hyponym)||amenities, comforts, conveniences, creature comforts, maintenance, meal ticket, subsistence|
|3.||sustenance (act) the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence|
|Samples||They were in want of sustenance.|
Fishing was their main sustainment.
|Synonyms||maintenance, sustainment, sustentation, upkeep|