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call·ing

 (kô′lĭng)
n.
1. An inner urge or a strong impulse, especially one believed to be divinely inspired.
2. An occupation, profession, or career.

calling

(ˈkɔːlɪŋ)
n
1. a strong inner urge to follow an occupation, etc; vocation
2. an occupation, profession, or trade

call•ing

(ˈkɔ lɪŋ)

n.
1. a vocation, profession, or trade.
2. a divine call or summons: a calling to the priesthood.
3. a strong impulse or inclination: an inner calling.
[1200–50]

Calling

 a group of persons following a profession, specifically, the church, medicine, or nursing.
Example: calling house of wits, 1860.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calling - the particular occupation for which you are trainedcalling - 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

calling

noun profession, work, business, line, trade, career, mission, employment, province, occupation, pursuit, vocation, walk of life, life's work, métier He was a serious man, dedicated to his calling as a physician.

calling

noun
1. An inner urge to pursue an activity or perform a service:
2. Activity pursued as a livelihood:
Slang: racket.
Archaic: employ.
Translations
مِهْنَه، حِرفَه
povolání
kald
köllun; starf

calling

[ˈkɔːlɪŋ]
A. N (= vocation) → vocación f, profesión f
B. CPD calling card N (esp US) → tarjeta f de visita comercial

calling

[ˈkɔːlɪŋ] n
[priest] → vocation f
(= trade, occupation) → métier mcalling card ncarte f de visite

calling

nBerufung f

calling

[ˈkɔːlɪŋ] nvocazione f

call

(koːl) verb
1. to give a name to. My name is Alexander but I'm called Sandy by my friends
2. to regard (something) as. I saw you turn that card over – I call that cheating.
3. to speak loudly (to someone) to attract attention etc. Call everyone over here; She called louder so as to get his attention.
4. to summon; to ask (someone) to come (by letter, telephone etc). They called him for an interview for the job; He called a doctor.
5. to make a visit. I shall call at your house this evening; You were out when I called.
6. to telephone. I'll call you at 6 p.m.
7. (in card games) to bid.
noun
1. an exclamation or shout. a call for help.
2. the song of a bird. the call of a blackbird.
3. a (usually short) visit. The teacher made a call on the boy's parents.
4. the act of calling on the telephone. I've just had a call from the police.
5. (usually with the) attraction. the call of the sea.
6. a demand. There's less call for coachmen nowadays.
7. a need or reason. You've no call to say such things!
ˈcaller noun
ˈcalling noun
a trade or profession. Teaching is a worthwhile calling.
ˈcall-box noun
a public telephone box.
call for
1. to demand or require. This calls for quick action.
2. to collect. I'll call for you at eight o'clock.
call off
to cancel. The party's been called off.
call on
1. to visit. I'll call on him tomorrow.
2. to ask someone to speak at a meeting etc.
3. to ask someone publicly to something. We call on both sides to stop the fighting.
call up
to telephone (someone). He called me up from the airport.
give (someone) a call
to telephone (someone). I'll give you a call tomorrow.
on call
keeping (oneself) ready to come out to an emergency. Which of the doctors is on call tonight?
References in classic literature ?
There are certain occurrences which we are in the habit of calling "mental." Among these we may take as typical BELIEVING and DESIRING.
Not long ago, when passing through the streets of a certain city in the South, I heard some brick-masons calling out, from the top of a two-story brick building on which they were working, for the "Governor" to "hurry up and bring up some more bricks." Several times I heard the command, "Hurry up, Governor!" "Hurry up, Governor!" My curiosity was aroused to such an extent that I made inquiry as to who the "Governor" was, and soon found that he was a coloured man who at one time had held the position of Lieutenant-Governor of his state.
Four days were spent in thinking what name to give him, because (as he said to himself) it was not right that a horse belonging to a knight so famous, and one with such merits of his own, should be without some distinctive name, and he strove to adapt it so as to indicate what he had been before belonging to a knight-errant, and what he then was; for it was only reasonable that, his master taking a new character, he should take a new name, and that it should be a distinguished and full-sounding one, befitting the new order and calling he was about to follow.
Her name was Aldonza Lorenzo, and upon her he thought fit to confer the title of Lady of his Thoughts; and after some search for a name which should not be out of harmony with her own, and should suggest and indicate that of a princess and great lady, he decided upon calling her Dulcinea del Toboso -she being of El Toboso- a name, to his mind, musical, uncommon, and significant, like all those he had already bestowed upon himself and the things belonging to him.
Then Meav's sorrow was bitter, and calling a messenger, she asked if he knew where might be found a young bull to match with White- horned.
This howl was the beginning, and it led to the calling him "Sing Song Silly." For Villa Kennan was quick to seize upon the howling her singing induced and to develop it.
Although the metal-reed Reelfoot-style call is a highly effective calling instrument, when it comes to duck calling contests, Arkansas-style calls are the rule.
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For example, if the defensive coach is concerned about a possible trap play to the strong side, he may be hesitant about calling a Strong slant.
Attorney General Gonzales' argument that Americans have no right to expect privacy in their phone calling records can be refuted with the following question: would you be comfortable if any one of your neighbors--or your employer--could purchase your telephone records from the telephone company for $5?
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