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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.]
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]
or me•tier(ˈmeɪ tyeɪ, meɪˈtyeɪ)
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]
an occupation, vocation or trade, especially in the sense of the work a person is best suited for.See also: Occupations
A French word for profession or trade, used to mean something that a person is particularly good at.
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|Noun||1.||metier - an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"|
|2.||metier - an occupation for which you are especially well suited; "in law he found his true metier"|