way of life

way of life
a course of conduct (Freq. 11)

the path of virtue


we went our separate ways


our paths in life led us apart


genius usually follows a revolutionary path

Syn: ↑way, ↑path
Hypernyms: ↑course, ↑course of action

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way of life,
the habits of an individual, family, or community with respect to food, habitation, manners, or morals; lifeway: »

The automobile changed the people's way of life in many lands (Ernest W. Williams, Jr.).

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the typical pattern of behavior of a person or group

the rural way of life

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way of life
1 : the habits, customs, and beliefs of a particular person or group of people

modern and traditional ways of life

Unhampered development is threatening these farmers' way of life. [=it could force them to stop farming]

2 : an important activity, job, etc., that affects all parts of someone's life

For me, tennis is not just a sport, it's a way of life.

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Main Entry:way

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