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Carer vs. Career

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Carernoun

Someone who regularly looks after another person, either as a job or often through family responsibilities.

‘Have you thought of a job as a carer for disabled people?’; ‘He retired early to be a full-time carer for his wife / husband.’;

Careernoun

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

Careernoun

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

‘Washington's career as a soldier’;

Careernoun

(archaic) speed

Careernoun

A jouster's path during a joust.

Careernoun

(obsolete) A short gallop of a horse.

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Careernoun

(falconry) The flight of a hawk.

Careernoun

(obsolete) A racecourse; the ground run over.

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.’;

Careernoun

A race course: the ground run over.

‘To go back again the same career.’;

Careernoun

A running; full speed; a rapid course.

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

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.’;

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Careernoun

The flight of a hawk.

Careerverb

To move or run rapidly.

‘Careering gayly over the curling waves.’;

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’;

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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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