Definitions for callingˈkɔ lɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

call•ingˈkɔ lɪŋ(n.)

  1. a vocation, profession, or trade.

  2. a divine call or summons:

    a calling to the priesthood.

    Category: Religion

  3. a strong impulse or inclination:

    an inner calling.

Origin of calling:

1200–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. career, calling, vocation(noun)

    the particular occupation for which you are trained

Wiktionary

  1. calling(Noun)

    A strong urge to become religious.

  2. calling(Noun)

    A job or occupation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calling

    of Call

  2. Calling(noun)

    the act of one who calls; a crying aloud, esp. in order to summon, or to attact the attention of, some one

  3. Calling(noun)

    a summoning or convocation, as of Parliament

  4. Calling(noun)

    a divine summons or invitation; also, the state of being divinely called

  5. Calling(noun)

    a naming, or inviting; a reading over or reciting in order, or a call of names with a view to obtaining an answer, as in legislative bodies

  6. Calling(noun)

    one's usual occupation, or employment; vocation; business; trade

  7. Calling(noun)

    the persons, collectively, engaged in any particular professions or employment

  8. Calling(noun)

    title; appellation; name

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'calling' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2604

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'calling' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2102


Translations for calling

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

calling(noun)

a trade or profession

Teaching is a worthwhile calling.

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