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.]
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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
He has been waiting for this his entire career.
I think it would have hurt his career tremendously.
It was a check mark in my career. that’s my place.
I will stand by what I did, but I'm not career suicidal.
I’ve had an amazing life, I’ve had an amazing career.
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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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