Definitions for vocationvoʊˈkeɪ ʃən

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  1. career, calling, vocation(noun)

    the particular occupation for which you are trained

  2. occupational group, vocation(noun)

    a body of people doing the same kind of work

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  1. vocation(Noun)

    an inclination to undertake a certain kind of work, especially a religious career; often in response to a perceived summons; a calling

  2. vocation(Noun)

    an occupation for which a person is suited, trained or qualified

  3. Origin: From Latin vocatio via Old French.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Vocation(noun)

    a call; a summons; a citation; especially, a designation or appointment to a particular state, business, or profession

  2. Vocation(noun)

    destined or appropriate employment; calling; occupation; trade; business; profession

  3. Vocation(noun)

    a calling by the will of God

  4. Vocation(noun)

    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

  5. Vocation(noun)

    a call to special religious work, as to the ministry

  6. Origin: [L. vocatio a bidding, invitation, fr. vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocation. See Vocal.]

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  1. Vocation

    A vocation is an occupation to which a person is specially drawn or for which he or she is suited, trained, or qualified. Though now often used in non-religious contexts, the meanings of the term originated in Christianity.


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