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career

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noun ca·reer \kə-ˈrir\

Simple Definition of career

  • : 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

  1. 1 a :  speed in a course <ran at full career> b :  course, passage

  2. 2 :  encounter, charge

  3. 3 :  a field for or pursuit of consecutive progressive achievement especially in public, professional, or business life <Washington's career as a soldier>

  4. 4 :  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


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career

verb ca·reer

Definition of career

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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>



1647

First Known Use of career

1647




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