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Sustenance meaning

sustenance - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; " they were in want of sustenance"; " fishing was their main sustainment"
  2. 2. The act of sustaining; support; maintenance; subsistence; as, the sustenance of the body; the sustenance of life.
  3. 3. That which supports life; food; victuals; provisions; means of living; as, the city has ample sustenance.
  4. 4. Maintenance; food; nourishment.

sustenance - examples of usage

  1. The family farm just outside the village was also a valued source of income, as well as sustenance, and Pap took a personal hand in its operation, spending more and more time there as he grew older. - "Epistles-from-Pap-Letters-from-the-man-known-as-The-Will-Rogers-of-Indiana", Durham, Andrew Everett.
  2. Large quantities of green fodder come from the same source for the sustenance of the animals kept for use in the town. - "The Story of Malta", Maturin M. Ballou.
  3. There is nothing in this Hebrew word to help us to any such definition as is required for the sustenance of modern Theism. - "Theological Essays", Charles Bradlaugh.
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