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, 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

Editors Contribution

  1. calling

    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

How to pronounce calling?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say calling in sign language?

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. Shirell Powell:

    That is my baby brother, so it was really hurtful, i was worried, hurt, crying, screaming, calling everybody. It was a horrible feeling.

  2. Joe Biden:

    I'm calling for a Clean Energy Revolution to confront this crisis and do what America does best - solve big problems with big ideas.

  3. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina:

    I just don't think calling human beings names ever is helpful.

  4. Tennessee Rep. Chuck Fleischmann:

    It’s a resolution really calling for a sense of Congress to encourage all of the parties, who have say in the process, to award our five fallen heroes in uniform who have died purple hearts, we don’t want a situation similar to what happened with the heroes who got killed at Fort Hood and they had to wait a very long time to get The Purple Heart.

  5. President Donald Trump:

    You are going to call your own shots, i've gotten to know almost all of you, most of you I've known and some very well. You are all very capable people, I think in all cases, very capable people. And you're going to be calling your shots.

Images & Illustrations of calling

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