Definitions for careerkəˈrɪər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word career
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an occupation or profession followed as one's lifework.
a person's general course of action through some or all of life:
a short career as a soldier.
a course, esp. a swift one.
speed, esp. full speed.
(v.i.)to go at full speed.
a career diplomat.
Origin of career:
1525–35; < MF carriere < OPr carriera lit., road < LL carrāri (via) vehicular (road)
career, calling, vocation(noun)
the particular occupation for which you are trained
career, life history(verb)
the general progression of your working or professional life
"the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"
move headlong at high speed
"The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a profession you train for
her career as a journalist; a career in medicine; time for a career change
the time in your life spent working
at the end of his career; a well planned career path
One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.
An individualu2019s work and life roles over their lifespan.
A jouster's path during a joust.
A short gallop of a horse.
To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.
The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.
Origin: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.
a race course: the ground run over
a running; full speed; a rapid course
general course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part or calling in life, or in some special undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is of a public character; as, Washington's career as a soldier
the flight of a hawk
to move or run rapidly
Career describes an individuals' journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define a career and the term is used in a variety of ways.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1301
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3331
Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Nouns Frequency: #484
Translations for career
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a way of making a living (usually professional)
a career in publishing.
- beroep; loopbaanAfrikaans
- مِهْنَةُ حَياهArabic
- carreiraPortuguese (BR)
- kariéra; životní dráhaCzech
- die KarriereGerman
- levevej; karriereDanish
- σταδιοδρομία, καριέραGreek
- پیشه؛ حرفهFarsi
- lífsstarf, ævistarfIcelandic
- profesinė veiklaLithuanian
- levevei, profesjon, karriereNorwegian
- kariera, zawódPolish
- پیشه؛ حرفهPersian
- مسلك، حرفه: دژوند لاره: پرمختګ (په ژوند لاره: پرمختګ (په ژوند، كار كى): منډه: بېړهPashto
- životná dráha, kariéraSlovak
- meslek, kariyerTurkish
- 職業Chinese (Trad.)
- кар'єра; діяльністьUkrainian
- طرز معاشUrdu
- nghề nghiệpVietnamese
- 职业Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for career »
Find a translation for the career definition in other languages:
Select another language: