What does career mean?

Definitions for careerkəˈrɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word career.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Career

    ka-rēr′, n. a racecourse: a race: course of action: manner of life; v.i. to gallop: to move or run rapidly. [Fr. carrière, a racecourse. See Car.]

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of career in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of career in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Med Jones:

    Choose your career carefully. You build your career and your career builds you.

  2. Blake Shelton:

    There also has to be an element of actually being willing to just give up, pretty much, your career to do it, your touring career, i'm just lazy enough. I may be the only one that was willing to do that.

  3. Andrew Grove, Co-founder and Chairman of Intel Corporation, Only the Paranoid Survive:

    The sad news is, nobody owes you a career. Your career is literally your business. You own it as a sole proprietor. You have one employee: yourself. You need to accept ownership of your career, your skills and the timing of your moves.

  4. Earl Nightingale:

    The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!

  5. Michael Buffer:

    Tyson's career was just on fire. Literally everyone in the world was obsessed with watching (him) fight, he just became the dominant force in boxing. That was quite a big impact and maybe one of the biggest factors in my career taking-off.

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