noun ca·reer \kə-ˈrir\

: a job or profession that someone does for a long time

: a period of time spent in a job or profession

Full Definition of CAREER

a :  speed in a course <ran at full career>
b :  course, passage
:  a field for or pursuit of consecutive progressive achievement especially in public, professional, or business life <Washington's career as a soldier>
:  a profession for which one trains and which is undertaken as a permanent calling <a career in medicine> <a career diplomat>

Examples of CAREER

  1. She hopes to pursue a career in medicine.
  2. My career as a waitress lasted one day.
  3. During his long career in advertising he won numerous awards and honors.

Origin of CAREER

Middle French carriere, from Old Occitan carriera street, from Medieval Latin carraria road for vehicles, from Latin carrus car
First Known Use: circa 1534



Definition of CAREER

intransitive verb
:  to go at top speed especially in a headlong manner <a car careered off the road>

Examples of CAREER

  1. <she careered off to the class she'd almost forgotten>

First Known Use of CAREER

CAREER Defined for Kids


noun ca·reer \kə-ˈrir\

Definition of CAREER for Kids

:  a period of time spent in a job or profession <She had a long career in medicine.>
:  a job followed as a life's work <He made teaching his career.>


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