Definition of Lifestyle
(noun) The distinctive pattern and manner of living that an individual or group uses to meet their biological, economic, emotional, and social needs that typically reflects their attitudes, beliefs, and values; a way of life.
- American English – /lIEf-stie-uhl/
- British English – /lIEf-stiel/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl/
- British English – /ˈlʌɪfstʌɪl/
- Plural: lifestyles
- People’s lifestyles include the goods and services they use, their choice of leisure activities and tastes in art such as film and music.
- Variant spellings:
- life style
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