Definitions for careerkəˈrɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ca•reerkəˈrɪər(n.)

  1. an occupation or profession followed as one's lifework.

  2. a person's general course of action through some or all of life:

    a short career as a soldier.

  3. a course, esp. a swift one.

  4. speed, esp. full speed.

  5. (v.i.)to go at full speed.

  6. (adj.)professional:

    a career diplomat.

Origin of career:

1525–35; < MF carriere < OPr carriera lit., road < LL carrāri (via) vehicular (road)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. career(noun)əˈrɪər

    a profession you train for

    her career as a journalist; a career in medicine; time for a career change

  2. careerəˈrɪər

    the time in your life spent working

    at the end of his career; a well planned career path

Wiktionary

  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)

    speed

  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

Freebase

  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


Translations for career

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

career(noun)

a way of making a living (usually professional)

a career in publishing.

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