英 ['sʌst(ə)nəns; -tɪn-]
TEM8 IELTS GRE TOEFL
1. sus- "up from below" + ten- + -ance.
2. => hold up, support, endure.
3. => means of living, subsistence, livelihood, action of sustaining life by food.
- sustenance (n.)
- c. 1300, "means of living, subsistence, livelihood," from Old French sostenance "support, aid" (Modern French soutenance), from Late Latin sustinentia "endurance," from present participle stem of Latin sustinere (see sustain). Meaning "action of sustaining life by food" is from late 14c. Sense of "nourishment" is recorded from late 15c. Related: Sustenant.
- 1. There's not much sustenance in a bowl of soup.
- 2. He gave money for the sustenance of a poor family.
- 3. The earth brings forth large crops every year for the sustenance of man and beast.
- 4. The currents of air that the walls of the ship direct upwards, as well as in line of its course are enough to give the great bird with its immense wings sufficent sustenance and progress.
- 5. His vanishing sum suggested that he would need sustenance.
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