Career diplomats; a career criminal.
A career soldier.
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.
Washington's career as a soldier.
The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.
An officer with a distinguished career; a teacher in the midst of a long career.
- at full speed
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Origin of career
- French 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 kers- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition