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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 ?
Monsieur, I begged my aunt to have me taught lace-mending soon after we came to Brussels, because I knew it was a METIER, a trade which was easily learnt, and by which I could earn some money very soon.
But an hour afterwards, as we stood side by side peering into the darkness, Dominic was heard to mutter through his teeth: "Le metier se gate.
Lady Arabella, who had her own game to play, saw in the METIER of sympathetic friend, a series of meetings with the man she wanted to secure.
He published some volumes of verse; to the last apparently still only feeling after his true literary metier.
Major organization : METIER SOCIAL EQUITY MANAGERS PROPRIETARY LIMITED
L'avenir dans ce metier reste ambigu, on survit uniquement
Established by Metier, Andries van Rensburg and Robin Smith in 2005, Libstar and its subsidiary companies manufacture a broad range of quality private label and own-branded products for the South African food, fast-casual dining, household and personal care markets.
Alors que la peinture est une technique artistique relativement simple, qui s'est developpee des l'art rupestre des cavernes, l'art de la tapisserie necessite une technique complexe, celle d'un metier a tisser.
3]les de coherence appropries aux specificites d'un metier.
5m high quality business park for Cheshire-based commercial property expert Metier on the prime site, just off junction 4 of the M58.
Metier director Aidan Murphy said: "We are continuing our commitment to Newcastle; we are keen to foster the positive working relationships we have established in the area with the city council and other professionals.
In the "Pieces Annexes" section of Le metier a metisser, Madeleine Gobeil-Noel says, "Ton originalite reside dans ton optimisme foncier.