Definitions for vocationvoʊˈkeɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a particular occupation, business, or profession; calling.
a strong inclination to follow a particular activity or career.
a divine call to a religious life.
a function or station, esp. a religious life, to which one is called by God.
Origin of vocation:
1400–50; < L vocātiō a call, summons =vocā(re) to call +-tiō -tion
career, calling, vocation(noun)
the particular occupation for which you are trained
occupational group, vocation(noun)
a body of people doing the same kind of work
an inclination to undertake a certain kind of work, especially a religious career; often in response to a perceived summons; a calling
an occupation for which a person is suited, trained or qualified
Origin: From Latin vocatio via Old French.
a call; a summons; a citation; especially, a designation or appointment to a particular state, business, or profession
destined or appropriate employment; calling; occupation; trade; business; profession
a calling by the will of God
the bestowment of God's distinguishing grace upon a person or nation, by which that person or nation is put in the way of salvation; as, the vocation of the Jews under the old dispensation, and of the Gentiles under the gospel
a call to special religious work, as to the ministry
Translations for vocation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a feeling of having been called (by God), or born etc, to do a particular type of work
He had a sense of vocation about his work as a doctor.
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