selfsubsisting

subsist

[suhb-sist]
verb (used without object)
1.
to exist; continue in existence.
2.
to remain alive; live, as on food, resources, etc.
3.
to have existence in, or by reason of, something.
4.
to reside, lie, or consist (usually followed by in ).
5.
Philosophy.
a.
to have timeless or abstract existence, as a number, relation, etc.
b.
to have existence, especially independent existence.
verb (used with object)
6.
to provide sustenance or support for; maintain.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin subsistere to remain, equivalent to sub- sub- + sistere to stand, make stand; see stand

subsistingly, adverb
presubsist, verb (used without object)
self-subsisting, adjective
supersubsist, verb (used without object)

subside, subsist.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To selfsubsisting
Collins
World English Dictionary
subsist (səbˈsɪst)
 
vb
1.  (often foll by on) to be sustained; manage to live: to subsist on milk
2.  to continue in existence
3.  (foll by in) to lie or reside by virtue (of); consist
4.  philosophy
 a.  to exist as a concept or relation rather than a fact
 b.  to be conceivable
5.  obsolete (tr) to provide with support
 
[C16: from Latin subsistere to stand firm, from sub- up + sistere to make a stand]
 
sub'sistent
 
adj
 
sub'sister
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature