What does Career mean?

Definitions for Career
kəˈrɪərCa·reer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Career.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. career, calling, vocationnoun

    the particular occupation for which you are trained

  2. career, life historyverb

    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. careerverb

    move headlong at high speed

    "The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets"

Wiktionary

  1. careernoun

    One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. careernoun

    An individual's work and life roles over their lifespan.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. careernoun

    speed

    Etymology: 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.

  4. careernoun

    A jouster's path during a joust.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. careernoun

    A short gallop of a horse.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. careerverb

    To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

    The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.

    Etymology: 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. Careernoun

    a race course: the ground run over

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  2. Careernoun

    a running; full speed; a rapid course

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  3. Careernoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  4. Careernoun

    the flight of a hawk

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  5. Careerverb

    to move or run rapidly

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Career

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. career

    A specific form of employment.

    Her career was very exciting.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Career in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Career in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Career in a Sentence

  1. Attorney General William Barr:

    Career people are just as capable of acting politically with a small p, and I think, at the end of the day, if you're making a decision, it should be made by people who are accountable.

  2. Keir Starmer:

    Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country - from a distinguished career in the Royal Navy during the Second World War to his decades of service as the Duke of Edinburgh. However, he will be remembered most of all for his extraordinary commitment and devotion to The Queen.

  3. Jay Williams:

    Eventually what OxyContin helped me with was just mentally facing people, still to this day, there’s not one day that goes by where somebody doesn’t say to me, ‘Oh yeah, you’re that guy, you threw away your career in a wreck right?’ or fans are like, ‘Ah man you killed us man, you killed us Bulls fans.’ So people reminded me of the worst day of my life and OxyContin for me throughout that time was a way for me to escape that–- numb them out and blur the conversation.

  4. John Millman:

    Today is a special day because I won the first title of my career, i'm very happy.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    I do not take a position on the proper prison term for Mr. Stone, but it would be a blatant abuse of power if President Trump has in fact intervened to reverse the recommendations of career prosecutors at the Department of Justice, doing so would send an unmistakable message that President Trump will protect those who lie to Congress to cover up his own misconduct, and that the attorney general will join him in that effort.

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