Definitions for: Calling


[n] the particular occupation for which you are trained



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

2. A summoning or convocation, as of Parliament.

The frequent calling and meeting of Parlaiment.
--Macaulay.

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

Who hath . . . called us with an holy calling. --2
Tim. i. 9.

Give diligence to make yior calling . . . sure. --2
Pet. i. 10.

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.

5. One's usual occupation, or employment; vocation; business;
trade.

The humble calling of ter female parent.
--Thackeray.

6. The persons, collectively, engaged in any particular
professions or employment.

To impose celibacy on wholy callings. --Hammond.

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

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.

Synonyms: career, vocation

See Also: business, business life, job, lifework, line, line of work, occupation, professional life, specialisation, specialism, speciality, specialization, specialty, walk, walk of life

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