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

How to pronounce calling?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Activist Mona Seif:

    There are lots of people who aren't calling for a strike that are missing. June 11 is part of what is going on but this is bigger than just that.

  2. Josh Blake:

    When I heard a wide swath of the Democratic presidential candidates in debates calling for national gun confiscation, weaponized local law enforcement to go door to door and take weapons, legally owned weapons from their friends and neighbors, I thought we cant let that happen, thats not fair to the men and women who work in local law enforcement. Its certainly not fair to law-abiding citizens who would be affected by this, and I think Lake County needed to hear us stand up and say, weve got Commissioner Josh Blake back. FLORIDA GUN OWNERS, LAWYERS REACT TO LAKE COUNTYS SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY RESOLUTION Those trying to prevent Gun Violence say lax gun laws wont cut it in a state that has seen some of Americas deadliest mass shootings. The Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando left 49 dead. ( Elina Shirazi) We need to be preventing these shootings, not making it easier for dangerous people to use firearms they are concerned about the gun-grabbing, is what they are calling [ it ], what they should be concerned about is our rampant gun violence which is happening almost daily in this country.

  3. Cory Booker:

    I think we should be focusing on whats right now happening with the governor, I know you guys are going to try to focus on a lot of things right now, but right now, my focus is on, again, calling for the governor to step down.

  4. Jeroen Dijsselbloem:

    That (calling a referendum) is a sad decision for Greece, it has closed the door on further talks while the door was still open, in my mind.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    It's a sign of weakness when you make fun of the disabled, what kind of man would do that? You do not want that man as president of the United States, I can promise you that. ... it's a sign of real weakness when you call John McCain or Leo Thorsness or anybody else that is a POW, who served this country in a way that should be admired, American heroes. Calling them losers? Donald Trump, you're the loser!

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