|1.||[ noun ] (food) a source of materials to nourish the body|
|Synonyms:||nourishment alimentation aliment victuals nutrition nutriment|
|Related terms:||food meal dish vitamin dainty mess milk vitamin_pill stodge finger_food mince kosher course puree ingesta fast_food wheat_germ nourish nutrify|
|2.||[ noun ] the financial means whereby one lives|
|Synonyms:||support living livelihood bread_and_butter keep|
"each child was expected to pay for their keep" "he applied to the state for support" "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
|Related terms:||resource comforts subsistence maintenance meal_ticket sustain|
|3.||[ noun ] the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence|
|Synonyms:||sustainment maintenance upkeep sustentation|
"they were in want of sustenance" "fishing was their main sustainment"
|Related terms:||support sustain|