miss one's vocation

Definition of miss one's vocation

  1. :  to not have the career one should have He feels he missed his vocation by not becoming a doctor.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to fail to hit, reach, or contact

    :  to discover or feel the absence of

    :  to fail to obtain

  1. :  disadvantage or regret resulting from loss

    :  a failure to hit

    :  a failure to attain a desired result

  1. : used as a title prefixed to the name of an unmarried woman or girl

    : used before the name of a place or of a line of activity or before some epithet to form a title for a usually young unmarried female who is representative of the thing indicated

    :  a young unmarried woman or girl

  1. :  a summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action

    :  a divine call to the religious life

    :  an entry into the priesthood or a religious order

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