Definitions for careerkəˈrɪər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word career

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. career, calling, vocation(noun)

    the particular occupation for which you are trained

  2. 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"

  3. career(verb)

    move headlong at high speed

    "The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. career(Noun)

    One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.

  2. career(Noun)

    An individualu2019s work and life roles over their lifespan.

  3. career(Noun)


  4. career(Noun)

    A jouster's path during a joust.

  5. career(Noun)

    A short gallop of a horse.

  6. career(Verb)

    To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

    The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.

  7. 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.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Career(noun)

    a race course: the ground run over

  2. Career(noun)

    a running; full speed; a rapid course

  3. Career(noun)

    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

  4. Career(noun)

    the flight of a hawk

  5. Career(verb)

    to move or run rapidly

  6. Origin: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Career

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1301

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3331

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Nouns Frequency: #484

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