Being a doctor is an example of a career.
- Being a lawyer or doctor is an example of a career.
- The entire body of work done as you moved from your first position to your current one is an example of your career.
- Obs. a racing course
- Archaic a swift course, as of the sun through the sky
- one's progress through life or in one's work
- a profession or occupation which one trains for and pursues as a lifework
Origin of careerFrench carrière, road, racecourse from Italian carriera from Vulgar Latin carraria (via), carriage (road) from Classical Latin carrus, car
in full career
- a. A chosen pursuit; a profession or occupation.b. The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements: an officer with a distinguished career; a teacher in the midst of a long career.
- A path or course, as of the sun through the heavens.
- Speed: “My hasting days fly on with full career” ( John Milton )
intransitive verbca·reered, ca·reer·ing, ca·reers
Origin of careerFrench carrière from Old French racecourse from Old Provençal carriera street from Medieval Latin (via) carrāria (road) for carts feminine of carrārius from Latin carrus a Gallic type of wagon ; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present careers, present participle careering, simple past and past participle careered)
- To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.
- The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.