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ca·reer

 (kə-rîr′)
n.
1.
a. A chosen pursuit; a profession or occupation.
b. The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements: an officer with a distinguished career; a teacher in the midst of a long career.
2. A path or course, as of the sun through the heavens.
3. Speed: "My hasting days fly on with full career" (John Milton).
adj.
Doing what one does as a permanent occupation or lifework: career diplomats; a career criminal.
intr.v. ca·reered, ca·reer·ing, ca·reers
To move forward at high speed, often with minimal control: "that lordly car ... How smoothly it ran. In what style they had come careering along the country roads!" (James Joyce).

[French carrière, from Old French, racecourse, from Old Provençal carriera, street, from Medieval Latin (via) carrāria, (road) for carts, feminine of carrārius, from Latin carrus, a Gallic type of wagon; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

career

(kəˈrɪə)
n
1. a path or progress through life or history
2. a profession or occupation chosen as one's life's work
3. (modifier) having or following a career as specified: a career diplomat.
4. a course or path, esp a swift or headlong one
vb
(intr) to move swiftly along; rush in an uncontrolled way
[C16: from French carrière, from Late Latin carrāria carriage road, from Latin carrus two-wheeled wagon, car]

ca•reer

(kəˈrɪər)

n.
1. an occupation or profession followed as one's lifework.
2. a person's general course of action through some or all of life: a short career as a soldier.
3. a course, esp. a swift one.
4. speed, esp. full speed.
v.i.
5. to go at full speed.
adj.
6. professional: a career diplomat.
[1525–35; < Middle French carriere < Old Provençal carriera literally, road < Late Latin carrāri (via) vehicular (road)]

career


Past participle: careered
Gerund: careering

Imperative
career
career
Present
I career
you career
he/she/it careers
we career
you career
they career
Preterite
I careered
you careered
he/she/it careered
we careered
you careered
they careered
Present Continuous
I am careering
you are careering
he/she/it is careering
we are careering
you are careering
they are careering
Present Perfect
I have careered
you have careered
he/she/it has careered
we have careered
you have careered
they have careered
Past Continuous
I was careering
you were careering
he/she/it was careering
we were careering
you were careering
they were careering
Past Perfect
I had careered
you had careered
he/she/it had careered
we had careered
you had careered
they had careered
Future
I will career
you will career
he/she/it will career
we will career
you will career
they will career
Future Perfect
I will have careered
you will have careered
he/she/it will have careered
we will have careered
you will have careered
they will have careered
Future Continuous
I will be careering
you will be careering
he/she/it will be careering
we will be careering
you will be careering
they will be careering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been careering
you have been careering
he/she/it has been careering
we have been careering
you have been careering
they have been careering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been careering
you will have been careering
he/she/it will have been careering
we will have been careering
you will have been careering
they will have been careering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been careering
you had been careering
he/she/it had been careering
we had been careering
you had been careering
they had been careering
Conditional
I would career
you would career
he/she/it would career
we would career
you would career
they would career
Past Conditional
I would have careered
you would have careered
he/she/it would have careered
we would have careered
you would have careered
they would have careered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.career - the particular occupation for which you are trainedcareer - the particular occupation for which you are trained
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
specialism, specialization, specialty, speciality, specialisation - the special line of work you have adopted as your career; "his specialization is gastroenterology"
lifework - the principal work of your career
walk of life, walk - careers in general; "it happens in all walks of life"
business life, professional life - a career in industrial or commercial or professional activities
2.career - the general progression of your working or professional life; "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"
forward motion, onward motion, advancement, progress, progression, procession, advance - the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
Verb1.career - move headlong at high speed; "The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

career

noun
1. occupation, calling, employment, pursuit, vocation, livelihood, life's work She is now concentrating on a career as a fashion designer
2. progress, course, path, procedure, passage The club has had an interesting, if chequered, career.
verb
1. rush, race, speed, tear, dash, barrel (along) (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), bolt, hurtle, burn rubber (informal) The car went careering off down the track.

career

noun
Activity pursued as a livelihood:
Slang: racket.
Archaic: employ.
Translations
سيْرُ الحَياةِ العَمَلِيَّهَمِهْنَةمِهْنَةُ حَياهيَعْدو، يَنْدَفِ بِسُرْعَه
kariérařítit seživotní dráhadráha
karrierelevevejløbebanesusefræse
ammattityöura
karijera
pályafutásvágtat
æîa, òjótaferilllífsstarf, ævistarf
キャリア
경력
gyvavimasnuriedėtiprofesinė veikla
drāztieskarjerapro-gress
kariéraživotná dráha
karieraživljenjska pot
karriär
อาชีพการทำงาน
kariyermeslekmeslek hayatıtam gaz gitmekçılgınca bir süratle gitmek
nghề nghiệp

career

[kəˈrɪəʳ]
A. N (= occupation) → profesión f; (= working life) → carrera f profesional
he made a career (for himself) in advertisingse dedicó a la publicidad, desarrolló su carrera profesional en el campo de la publicidad
B. VIcorrer a toda velocidad
to career down the streetcorrer calle abajo
to career into a wallestrellarse contra un muro
C. CPD [diplomat, soldier] → de carrera; [criminal] → profesional
career girl Nmujer f de carrera
career move Ncambio m (en la trayectoria) profesional
a good/bad career moveuna buena/mala decisión para la trayectoria profesional
career prospects NPLperspectivas fpl profesionales
careers advisor (Brit) careers counselor (US) N (Scol) persona encargada de la guía vocacional de los alumnos
careers guidance N (Brit) → guía f vocacional
careers office Noficina f de guía vocacional
careers officer Nconsejero/a m/f de orientación profesional
careers service Nservicio m de orientación profesional
careers teacher N (Brit) (Scol) = careers advisor career woman Nmujer f de carrera

career

[kəˈrɪər]
n
(in job)carrière f
(= period) → carrière f
vi (= move fast) [person, vehicle] → aller à toute allurecareer criminal nprofessionnel/elle m/f du crimecareer girl njeune femme f ambitieusecareer move n
It was a good career move → C'était une bonne décision sur le plan professionnel.
What's your next career move going to be? → Quelle sera la prochaine étape dans votre carrière?career prospects nplpossibilités fpl d'avancementcareers advisor (British) careers counselor (US) nconseiller/ère m/f d'orientation professionnellecareers guidance n (British)orientation f professionnellecareer woman nfemme f ambitieuse

career

nKarriere f; (= profession, job)Beruf m; (= working life)Laufbahn f; journalism is his new careerer hat jetzt die Laufbahn des Journalisten eingeschlagen; to make a career for oneselfKarriere machen
attrKarriere-; soldier, diplomatBerufs-; a good/bad career moveein karrierefördernder/karriereschädlicher Schritt
virasen; to career alongrasen; the car careered out of controldas Auto geriet außer Kontrolle

career

[kəˈrɪəʳ]
1. n (occupation) → professione f; (working life) → carriera
2. vi (also career along) → sfrecciare, andare di gran carriera
3. adj (diplomat, soldier) → di carriera

career

(kəˈriə) noun
1. a way of making a living (usually professional). a career in publishing.
2. course; progress (through life). The present government is nearly at the end of its career.
verb
to move rapidly and dangerously. The brakes failed and the car careered down the hill.

career

مِهْنَة kariéra karriere Karriere καριέρα carrera ura carrière karijera carriera キャリア 경력 carrière karriere kariera carreira карьера karriär อาชีพการทำงาน kariyer nghề nghiệp 事业

career

n. profesión.
References in classic literature ?
Wesley Moyer's stallion, Tony Tip, was to race at the June meeting at Tiffin, Ohio, and there was a rumor that he would meet the stiffest competition of his career.
When Jim was still an obscure young lawyer, struggling to make his way in New York, his career was suddenly advanced by a brilliant marriage.
It was one of the many little human documents which had been unfolded to him during his long career as a physician.
Higginson enumerates, among the many felicities of his distinguished parishioner's earthly career, the happy seasonableness of his death.
at once shadowy and sensual, A tender loin of beef, a hind-quarter of veal, a spare-rib of pork, a particular chicken, or a remarkably praiseworthy turkey, which had perhaps adorned his board in the days of the elder Adams, would be remembered; while all the subsequent experience of our race, and all the events that brightened or darkened his individual career, had gone over him with as little permanent effect as the passing breeze.
Rising from a little cabin-boy in short clothes of the drabbest drab, to a harpooneer in a broad shad-bellied waistcoat; from that becoming boat-header, chief-mate, and captain, and finally a ship-owner; Bildad, as I hinted before, had concluded his adventurous career by wholly retiring from active life at the goodly age of sixty, and dedicating his remaining days to the quiet receiving of his well-earned income.
Death seems the only desirable sequel for a career like this; but Death is only a launching into the region of the strange Untried; it is but the first salutation to the possibilities of the immense Remote, the Wild, the Watery, the Unshored; therefore, to the death-longing eyes of such men, who still have left in them some interior compunctions against suicide, does the all-contributed and all-receptive ocean alluringly spread forth his whole plain of unimaginable, taking terrors, and wonderful, new-life adventures; and from the hearts of infinite Pacifics, the thousand mermaids sing to them -- Come hither, broken-hearted; here is another life without the guilt of intermediate death; here are wonders supernatural, without dying for them.
Now and then one leaps up with a cry and calls for this song or that; and then the fire leaps brighter in Tamoszius' eyes, and he flings up his fiddle and shouts to his companions, and away they go in mad career.
Haley's horse, which was a white one, and very fleet and spirited, appeared to enter into the spirit of the scene with great gusto; and having for his coursing ground a lawn of nearly half a mile in extent, gently sloping down on every side into indefinite woodland, he appeared to take infinite delight in seeing how near he could allow his pursuers to approach him, and then, when within a hand's breadth, whisk off with a start and a snort, like a mischievous beast as he was and career far down into some alley of the wood-lot.
When he has exhausted the rich soil of Europe, and reinvigorated himself, "then recommences his adventurous career westward as in the earliest ages.
There was a wondering and eloquent silence for a mo- ment, then a great wave of laughter began to sweep along that human sea, but a warning bugle-blast cut its career short.
One feels drawn tenderly toward her and is moved to forget her many crimes and remember only the good deed that crowned and closed her career.