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Career vs. Vocation

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Careernoun

One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.

Vocationnoun

An inclination to undertake a certain kind of work, especially a religious career; often in response to a perceived summons; a calling.

Careernoun

General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part of it.

‘Washington's career as a soldier’;

Vocationnoun

An occupation for which a person is suited, trained or qualified.

Careernoun

(archaic) speed

Vocationnoun

A call; a summons; a citation; especially, a designation or appointment to a particular state, business, or profession.

‘What can be urged for them who not having the vocation of poverty to scribble, out of mere wantonness make themselves ridiculous?’;

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Careernoun

A jouster's path during a joust.

Vocationnoun

Destined or appropriate employment; calling; occupation; trade; business; profession.

‘He would think his service greatly rewarded, if he might obtain by that means to live in the sight of his prince, and yet practice his own chosen vocation.’;

Careernoun

(obsolete) A short gallop of a horse.

Vocationnoun

A calling by the will of God.

Careernoun

(falconry) The flight of a hawk.

Vocationnoun

The bestowment of God's distinguishing grace upon a person or nation, by which that person or nation is put in the way of salvation; as, the vocation of the Jews under the old dispensation, and of the Gentiles under the gospel.

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Careernoun

(obsolete) A racecourse; the ground run over.

Vocationnoun

A call to special religious work, as to the ministry.

‘Every member of the same [the Church], in his vocation and ministry.’;

Careerverb

To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

‘The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.’;

Vocationnoun

the particular occupation for which you are trained

Careernoun

A race course: the ground run over.

‘To go back again the same career.’;

Vocationnoun

a body of people doing the same kind of work

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Careernoun

A running; full speed; a rapid course.

‘When a horse is running in his full career.’;

Vocationnoun

a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation

‘not all of us have a vocation to be nurses or doctors’;

Careernoun

General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part or calling in life, or in some special undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is of a public character; as, Washington's career as a soldier.

‘An impartial view of his whole career.’;

Vocationnoun

a person's employment or main occupation, especially regarded as worthy and requiring dedication

‘her vocation as a poet’;

Careernoun

The flight of a hawk.

Vocationnoun

a trade or profession

‘GNVQs in Leisure and Tourism will be the introduction to a wide span of vocations’;

Careerverb

To move or run rapidly.

‘Careering gayly over the curling waves.’;

Vocation

A vocation (from Latin vocatio 'a call, summons') is an occupation to which a person is especially drawn or for which they are suited, trained, or qualified. People can be given information about a new occupation through student orientation.

Careernoun

the particular occupation for which you are trained

Careernoun

the general progression of your working or professional life;

‘the general had had a distinguished career’; ‘he had a long career in the law’;

Careerverb

move headlong at high speed;

‘The cars careered down the road’; ‘The mob careered through the streets’;

Careernoun

an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress

‘he seemed destined for a career as an engineer like his father’;

Careernoun

the time spent by a person in a career

‘the end of a distinguished career in the Royal Navy’;

Careernoun

the progress through history of an institution, organization, etc.

‘the court has had a chequered career’;

Careernoun

working permanently in or committed to a particular profession

‘a career diplomat’;

Careernoun

(of a woman) interested in pursuing a profession rather than devoting all her time to childcare and housekeeping

‘a driven career woman’;

Careerverb

move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way

‘the coach careered across the road and went through a hedge’;

Career

The career is an individual's metaphorical through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define career and the term is used in a variety of ways.

‘journey’;

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