Middle English Dictionary Entry

līf-lōd(e n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) Food and drink; a ration of food; also, in pl.: crops; fig. food for the soul; winnen ~, to gain a living; swinken ~, toil for a living; (b) the necessities of life; food, clothing, and shelter; (c) med. a diet or regimen.
(a) The means to procure the necessities of life; property, land, rent, or income; (b) ~ man, a man of property.
(a) Moral conduct, behavior; (b) a way of life; social or religious status; (c) a lifetime, the span of life; the course of life; also, a life story, saint's legend.