métier


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mé·tier

 (mĕ-tyā′, mā-)
n.
1. An occupation, trade, or profession: "This fidelity to the ancient mode of instrument production remains the test of excellence, and I know no other métier of which this can be said" (Nicholas Delbanco).
2. Work or activity for which a person is particularly suited; one's specialty: That actor's métier is broad, slapstick comedy.

[French, from Old French mestier, from Vulgar Latin *misterium, from Latin ministerium; see ministry.]

métier

(ˈmɛtɪeɪ)
n
1. a profession or trade, esp that to which one is well suited
2. a person's strong point or speciality
[C18: from French, ultimately from Latin ministerium service]

mé•tier

or me•tier

(ˈmeɪ tyeɪ, meɪˈtyeɪ)

n.
1. a field of work; occupation or profession.
2. a field of activity in which one has special ability or training; forte.
[1785–95; < French « Latin ministerium ministry]

métier

an occupation, vocation or trade, especially in the sense of the work a person is best suited for.
See also: Occupations

métier

A French word for profession or trade, used to mean something that a person is particularly good at.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metier - an asset of special worth or utilitymetier - an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
asset, plus - a useful or valuable quality
green fingers, green thumb - a special ability to make plants grow
2.metier - an occupation for which you are especially well suitedmetier - an occupation for which you are especially well suited; "in law he found his true metier"
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"

métier

noun
1. profession, calling, craft, occupation, line, trade, pursuit, vocation He found his true métier as the magazine's business manager.
2. strong point, forte, speciality, specialty, strong suit, long suit (informal) This was not his métier, and he was clearly frightened.

métier

noun
1. Activity pursued as a livelihood:
Slang: racket.
Archaic: employ.
2. Something at which a person excels:
Slang: bag, thing.
Translations

métier

[ˈmeɪtɪeɪ] N (= trade) → oficio m; (= strong point) → fuerte m; (= speciality) → especialidad f

métier

nMetier nt
References in classic literature ?
Therein lies my métier, and it is just possible that it may be of some service in the investigation which lies before us.