career

  • 1Career — is a term defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as an individual s course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life) . It usually is considered to pertain to remunerative work (and sometimes also formal education).A career is… …

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  • 2career — ca‧reer [kəˈrɪə ǁ ˈrɪr] noun [countable] JOBS HUMAN RESOURCES 1. a job or profession that you have been trained for and intend to do for your working life, and which offers the chance to be Promoted (= move up through different levels): • My son… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3Career — Ca*reer , n. [F. carri[ e]re race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See {Car}.] 1. A race course: the ground run over. [1913 Webster] To go back again the same career. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. A running; full speed; a rapid… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4career — [kə rir′] n. [Fr carrière, road, racecourse < It carriera < VL carraria (via), carriage (road) < L carrus, CAR1] 1. Obs. a racing course 2. Archaic a swift course, as of the sun through the sky 3. one s progress through life or in one s… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5career — (n.) 1530s, a running, course (especially of the sun, etc., across the sky), from M.Fr. carriere road, racecourse (16c.), from O.Prov. carriera, from V.L. * (via) cararia carriage (road), track for wheeled vehicles, from L. carrus chariot (see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6career — [n1] occupation bag*, calling, course, dodge*, employment, field, game*, job, lifework, livelihood, number*, pilgrimage, profession, pursuit, racket*, specialty, thing*, vocation, work; concepts 349,360 Ant. amusement, avocation, entertainment,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7career — ► NOUN 1) an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person s life, usually with opportunities for progress. 2) (before another noun ) working with long term commitment in a particular profession: a career diplomat. 3) (before another …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8Career — Ca*reer , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Careered} 3; p. pr. & vb. n. {Careering}] To move or run rapidly. [1913 Webster] Careering gayly over the curling waves. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9career — I noun activity, avocation, business, calling, chosen work, craft, curriculum, cursus, employment, field, job, lifework, line, livelihood, metier, occupation, office, position, post, profession, pursuit, situation, skilled occupation, specialty,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10career — I UK [kəˈrɪə(r)] / US [kəˈrɪr] noun [countable] Word forms career : singular career plural careers *** a job or series of related jobs that you do, especially a profession that you spend a lot of your working life in Choosing a career can be a… …

    English dictionary

  • 11career — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 series of jobs that a person has ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ brief, short ▪ brilliant, distinguished, glittering (esp. BrE), illustrious …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12career — ca|reer1 [ kə rır ] noun count *** a job or series of related jobs that you do, especially a profession that you spend a lot of your working life in: Choosing a career can be a very difficult decision. the problems of combining a career and a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13career — n. 1) to carve out, make a career (for oneself) 2) to enter on; launch a career 3) to abandon, give up one s career 4) to cut short smb. s career (the accident cut short her career) 5) a brilliant, distinguished; checkered; promising; successful; …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14career — 01. He hopes to pursue a [career] in advertising. 02. This latest scandal has put an end to a long political [career]. 03. Joni Mitchell is a famous singer who also has a separate [career] as a painter. 04. He doesn t spend much time with his… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15career — ca|reer1 W2S2 [kəˈrıə US ˈrır] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: carrière, from Old Provençal carriera street , from Latin carrus; CAR] 1.) a job or profession that you have been trained for, and which you do for a long period of your life… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16career*/*/ — [kəˈrɪə] noun [C] I 1) a job or profession that you work at for some time the problems of combining a career and a family[/ex] Rosen had decided on an academic career.[/ex] He felt like having a career change and went into teaching.[/ex] a career …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17career — [[t]kərɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ careers, careering, careered 1) N COUNT A career is the job or profession that someone does for a long period of their life. She is now concentrating on a career as a fashion designer... Dennis had recently begun a… …

    English dictionary

  • 18career — 1 noun (C) 1 a job or profession that you have been trained for and intend to do for several years: a career in banking | He realized that his acting career was over. | career change (=when you start a completely different job or profession) |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19career — /keuh rear /, n. 1. an occupation or profession, esp. one requiring special training, followed as one s lifework: He sought a career as a lawyer. 2. a person s progress or general course of action through life or through a phase of life, as in… …

    Universalium

  • 20career — A patterned sequence of occupational roles through which individuals move over the course of a working life, implying increased prestige and other rewards, although not excluding downward occupational and social mobility. The sociological concept …

    Dictionary of sociology