[ noun ] (food) a source of materials to nourish the body
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
He does n't think that potting them from a deck_chair on the south_side of the house with a quart glass of beer for sustenance is entirely sporting .(The Providence Journal...)
Still , his finale is put_together with taste and a most sensitive projection of that pale sustenance , despair .
[ noun ] the financial means whereby one lives
"each child was expected to pay for their keep" "he applied to the state for support" "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"