Calling
Calling Call"ing, n. 1. The act of one who calls; a crying aloud, esp. in order to summon, or to attact the attention of, some one. [1913 Webster]

2. A summoning or convocation, as of Parliament. [1913 Webster]

The frequent calling and meeting of Parlaiment. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. A divine summons or invitation; also, the state of being divinely called. [1913 Webster]

Who hath . . . called us with an holy calling. --2 Tim. i. 9. [1913 Webster]

Give diligence to make yior calling . . . sure. --2 Pet. i. 10. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. [1913 Webster]

5. One's usual occupation, or employment; vocation; business; trade. [1913 Webster]

The humble calling of ter female parent. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

6. The persons, collectively, engaged in any particular professions or employment. [1913 Webster]

To impose celibacy on wholy callings. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

7. Title; appellation; name. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I am more proud to be Sir Rowland's son His youngest son, and would not change that calling. --Shak.

Syn: Occupation; employment; business; trade; profession; office; engagement; vocation. [1913 Webster]


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