Definition of 'subsistence'
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Many of them are subsistence farmers and live in poverty. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We will not be reduced to subsistence farming and exporting fish and chips if the banks leave. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There was no work for young people and families had gone back to subsistence farming. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The disappearance of subsistence farming is deplorable for many reasons. Infinite in All Directions (1989)Most still live the subsistence lifestyle that their families have for generations. The Sun (2008)Food is provided by subsistence farming. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are primarily subsistence farmers, growing maize and other staple crops. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No, we do not want you to stay as subsistence farmers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His father is a retired police constable, who is now a subsistence farmer selling rice. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He sometimes gives interviews that make it sound as though they're subsistence farmers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The emphasis on projects to help small-scale producers go beyond mere subsistence farming is increasing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most of its 12 million people are dependent on subsistence farming. Times, Sunday Times (2009)More than half of the population live in rural areas, many relying on subsistence farming. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As nations emerge from the poverty of subsistence farming, they build heavy industry. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Their earnings brought them almost 30 percent more than the value of the subsistence provided by their former masters. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Some farmers made some profits on such crops, but others had to minimize production of basic subsistence foods in favor of meeting commercial quotas. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)What works for a barley baron is not right for an African subsistence farmer, and vice versa. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When it does reach the genuinely needy, it frequently destroys fragile local economies, turning subsistence farmers into beggars. The Sun (2007)India wants the trigger volume for safeguard measures to be low, arguing that it needs to protect its subsistence farmers from being priced out of their livelihoods. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He had seized land from the rich and turned many of the masses into subsistence farmers, and for this he was the unrivalled hero of leftist politics. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'subsistence'
British English: subsistence NOUN
Subsistence is the condition of just having enough food or money to stay alive.
...below the subsistence level.
British English: subsistence ADJECTIVE
In subsistence farming or subsistence agriculture, farmers produce food to eat themselves rather than to sell.
Many of them are subsistence farmers who live in the arid borderlands.
- American English: subsistence
- Brazilian Portuguese: de subsistência
- Chinese: 自给自足
- European Spanish: de subsistencia
- French: de subsistance
- German: für den Eigenbedarf
- Italian: di sussistenza
- Japanese: 自給自足の
- Korean: 호구 지책의
- European Portuguese: de subsistência
- Spanish: de subsistencia
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