Simple Definition of métier
: something that a person does very well
Examples of métier
After trying several careers, she found her true métier in computer science.
<public speaking is not my métier, as others can attest>
Variants of métier
Origin of métier
French, from Old French mestier, from Vulgar Latin *misterium, alteration of Latin ministerium work, ministry
First Known Use: 1792
Synonym Discussion of métier
work, employment, occupation, calling, pursuit, métier, business mean a specific sustained activity engaged in especially in earning one's living. work may apply to any purposeful activity whether remunerative or not <her work as a hospital volunteer>. employment implies work for which one has been engaged and is being paid by an employer <your employment with this firm is hereby terminated>. occupation implies work in which one engages regularly especially as a result of training <his occupation as a trained auto mechanic>. calling applies to an occupation viewed as a vocation or profession <the ministry seemed my true calling>. pursuit suggests a trade, profession, or avocation followed with zeal or steady interest <her family considered medicine the only proper pursuit>. métier implies a calling or pursuit for which one believes oneself to be especially fitted <acting was my one and only métier>. business suggests activity in commerce or the management of money and affairs <the business of managing a hotel>.
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