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career meaning

EN[kəˈrɪr] [kəˈrɪə] [-ɪə(ɹ)]
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WCareer
  • A career is an individual's journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define a career and the term is used in a variety of ways.

    Definition of career in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcareersSUF-eer
    1. One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.
      1. Devils Lake is where I began my career as a limnologist in 1964, studying the lake’s neotenic salamanders and chironomids, or midge flies. […] The Devils Lake Basin is an endorheic, or closed, basin covering about 9,800 square kilometers in northeastern North Dakota.
    2. General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part of it.
      1. Washington's career as a soldier
    3. (archaic) speed.
      1. A jouster's path during a joust.
        1. OBS A short gallop of a horse.
          1. (falconry) The flight of a hawk.
            1. OBS A racecourse; the ground run over.
            2. VerbSGcareersPRcareeringPT, PPcareered
              1. To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.
                1. The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.
            3. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • The son of a shoemaker, Mr. Cirillo began his tailoring career in Brescia, an Italian town about an hour outside Milan, where his uncles owned a suitmaking shop.
                • Persisting still in the same career of imbecility and assertion, Mr. Stone proceeds to enunciate the following sciolistical riddle.
                • When I started my sportswriting career 30 years ago, I set out to become a big fish in a small pond.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • He left school after just three years in favor of a professional sports career.
                • Taking classes in a subject is a good way to test the waters and explore a potential career.
                • ’ve been a teacher for yonks - I should really try another career.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
                Related Links:
                1. en careers
                2. en careered
                3. en careerism
                4. en careerist
                5. en careerman
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Grammatically, this word "career" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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