life·​style | \ ˈlīf-ˈstī(-ə)l How to pronounce lifestyle (audio) , -ˌstī(-ə)l \

Definition of lifestyle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the typical way of life of an individual, group, or culture



Definition of lifestyle (Entry 2 of 2)

: associated with, reflecting, or promoting an enhanced or more desirable lifestyle lifestyle magazines

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Synonyms for lifestyle

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of lifestyle in a Sentence

Noun She envied the lavish lifestyles of wealthy people. Eating right and exercising are essential to having a healthy lifestyle.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Now, more than ever, Instagram’s business hinges on its creator economy: the people who bring users back to the app every day with their IGTV fitness classes or their enviable lifestyle Stories or their shopping recommendations. Arielle Pardes, Wired, "Instagram Launches Reels, Its TikTok Clone, in the US," 5 Aug. 2020 But maybe more than anything, Walz is pleased with the way his players have adjusted their lifestyle to handle the guidelines put in place. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, "Jeff Walz impressed by University of Louisville women's basketball team during pandemic," 4 Aug. 2020 Kelsey Mulvey Kelsey Mulvey is a freelance lifestyle journalist, who covers shopping and deals for Marie Claire, Women's Health, and Men's Health, among others. Kelsey Mulvey, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Favorite Adidas Sneakers Are On Sale Today," 3 Aug. 2020 Again, this journal is for you, so make its purpose and layout fit your lifestyle. Jillian Tracy, CNN Underscored, "Everything you need to know if you want to start journaling," 3 Aug. 2020 Finally, your lifestyle might be reason enough to get treatment for chronic ITP. Joni Sweet, SELF, "Chronic ITP Treatment: What You Need to Know," 3 Aug. 2020 In an interview with The Huffington Post in 2014, Adam revealed how having kids has greatly affected his lifestyle. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Adam Sandler and His Wife Jackie Met in the Craziest Way," 2 Aug. 2020 In the end, choose the type of home that makes the most sense for you, your lifestyle and upcoming plans. John Nugent, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor View: Weigh the benefits of new vs. existing home," 1 Aug. 2020 My favorite method is probably the easiest, at least for my current lifestyle. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to pick, store, clean and cook peak summer corn," 31 July 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The next to benefit by what some are calling president the president's pardoning spree could be lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, convicted for obstruction of justice in 2004, and ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted of corruption in 2011. USA TODAY, "Samantha Bee and Roseanne Barr: Two very different comedians facing one very angry Twitter," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of lifestyle


1915, in the meaning defined above


1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Lifestyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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How to pronounce lifestyle (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of lifestyle

: a particular way of living : the way a person lives or a group of people live


life·​style | \ ˈlīf-ˈstīl How to pronounce lifestyle (audio) \

Kids Definition of lifestyle

: the usual way of life of a person, group, or society an active lifestyle

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