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calling

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1 the act of putting an end to something planned or previously agreed to
  • The calling of the match was a disappointment to both players.
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2 the activity by which one regularly makes a living
  • I think my true calling will be as a commercial artist.
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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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