What does calling mean?

Definitions for calling
ˈkɔ lɪŋcall·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. career, calling, vocationnoun

    the particular occupation for which you are trained

Wiktionary

  1. callingnoun

    A strong urge to become religious.

  2. callingnoun

    A job or occupation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calling

    of Call

  2. Callingnoun

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

  3. Callingnoun

    a summoning or convocation, as of Parliament

  4. Callingnoun

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

  5. Callingnoun

    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. Callingnoun

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

  7. Callingnoun

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

  8. Callingnoun

    title; appellation; name

Editors Contribution

  1. callingverb

    Verb form of the word call.

    The number they are calling is accurate and they connected easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2021  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calling in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of calling in a Sentence

  1. The CEO:

    [H]e was unhappy with us calling them out. So our firm took the number one rated analyst, the guy who essentially created the category, and fired him two weeks before the 2000 presidential election, it is a shocking story, but it goes to show you that they didn't care about what we were saying. They didn't care about research whatsoever. They didn't care about the truth. What they cared about was making the people that they thought were powerful happy.

  2. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    ’I didn’t retract any of the things I said in my speech six years ago, calling for a solution in which a demilitarized Palestinian state recognizes a Jewish state.

  3. Kayleigh McEnany:

    You have people trying to delegitimize the President-elect of United States right now, you have people out there that are calling for recounts that are unsubstantiated based on no evidence.

  4. Barack Obama:

    George Walker Bush life is a testament that public service is a noble calling. ... George Walker Bush humility and George Walker Bush decency reflects the very best of the American spirit.

  5. Bernd Osterloh:

    In this situation we have other problems and no time to fight for our rights by waving red flags or calling a demonstration.

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