Livelihood vs Entrepreneurship - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between livelihood and entrepreneurship

is that livelihood is (obsolete) the course of someone's life; a person's lifetime, or their manner of living; conduct, behaviour while entrepreneurship is the art or science of innovation and risk-taking for profit in business.

livelihood

English

Alternative forms

* livelod * lyuelode * lyvelod

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) The course of someone's life; a person's lifetime, or their manner of living; conduct, behaviour.
  • *:
  • *:wel said Merlyn I knowe a lord of yours in this land that is a passyng true man & a feithful / & he shal haue the nourysshyng of your child / & his name is sir Ector / & he is a lord of fair lyuelode in many partyes in Englond & walys
  • A person's means of supporting himself.
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.4:
  • *:But now, when Philtra saw my lands decay / And former livelod fayle, she left me quight.
  • *Addison
  • *:the opportunities of gaining an honest livelihood
  • *South
  • *:It is their profession and livelihood to get their living by practices for which they deserve to forfeit their lives.
  • *2013 , Matthew Claughton, The Guardian , (letter), 25 April:
  • *:The legal profession believes that client choice is the best way of ensuring standards remain high, because a lawyer's livelihood depends upon their reputation.
  • *1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. Bible , Acts V:
  • *:Then sayde Peter: Ananias how is it that satan hath fillen thyne hert, thatt thou shuldest lye unto the holy goost, and kepe awaye parte off the pryce off thy lyvelod ?
  • (obsolete) Liveliness; appearance of life.
  • :(Shakespeare)
  • Synonyms

    * living * subsistence

    entrepreneurship

    Noun

    (-)
  • The art or science of innovation and risk-taking for profit in business.
  • The quality of being an entrepreneur.