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"
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
Origin: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]
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
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
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
The numerical value of career in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of career in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Choose your career carefully. You build your career and your career builds you.
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.
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.
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!
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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Translations for career
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- поприще, кариера, препускам, кариерBulgarian
- carreraCatalan, Valencian
- viilettää, ura, pyyhältää, työ, ammatti, työura, kiitääFinnish
- 経歴, キャリア, 職業Japanese
- carrière, loopbaanDutch
- karriereNorwegian Nynorsk
- voar, carreiraPortuguese
- карьера, карьер, профессия, призвание, поприщеRussian
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