The means of obtaining food and other items necessary for basic existence.
methods of procuring food.
minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting; "social security provided only a bare subsistence"
The means of living; obtaining food and shelter necessary to support life; everything that is done to "make a living"
That which furnishes support to animal life; means of support; provisions, or that which produces provisions; livelihood; as, a meager subsistence.
a means of surviving; "farming is a hard means of subsistence"
pertaining to the survival or continued existence of; means of support or livelihood.
The required items an organism needs in order to survive.
Real being; existence.
the state of existing in reality; having substance
That mode of existence in virtue of which a thing is self-contained and autonomous in its operations.
Producing just enough to maintain life.
a means of keeping alive; just enough to keep alive with nothing leftover or surplus.
Growing just enough food for your own needs with nothing left over to sell.