Career meaning

kə-rîr'
The definition of career is what you do for a living and how you advance through a profession or company.

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.

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A path or course, as of the sun through the heavens.
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A profession or occupation which one trains for and pursues as a lifework.
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To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

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

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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.

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Doing what one does as a permanent occupation or lifework.

Career diplomats; a career criminal.

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One's progress through life or in one's work.
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To move forward at high speed, often with minimal control.
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Pursuing a normally temporary activity as a lifework.

A career soldier.

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To move at full speed; rush wildly.
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One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.
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General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part of it.

Washington's career as a soldier.

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(archaic) Speed.
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A jouster's path during a joust.
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(falconry) The flight of a hawk.
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Speed.
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A chosen pursuit; a profession or occupation.
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A racing course.
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A swift course, as of the sun through the sky.
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Origin of career

Mid 16th century, from French carrière (a road or racecourse), from Italian carriera, from Old Provençal carreira, from Late Latin carrāria based on Latin carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from Middle French carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from Late Latin carrāria.