Definitions for: Career

[n] the general progression of your working or professional life; "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"
[n] the particular occupation for which you are trained
[v] move headlong at high speed; "The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ca*reer", n. [F. carri[`e]re race course, high road,
street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]
1. A race course: the ground run over.

To go back again the same career. --Sir P.

2. A running; full speed; a rapid course.

When a horse is running in his full career.

3. General course of action or conduct in life, or in a
particular part or calling in life, or in some special
undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is
of a public character; as, Washington's career as a

An impartial view of his whole career. --Macaulay.

4. (Falconry) The flight of a hawk.

Ca*reer", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Careered 3; p. pr. &
vb. n. Careering]
To move or run rapidly.

areering gayly over the curling waves. --W. Irving.

Synonyms: calling, life history, vocation

See Also: advance, advancement, business, business life, forward motion, go, job, lifework, line, line of work, locomote, move, occupation, onward motion, professional life, progress, progression, specialisation, specialism, speciality, specialization, specialty, travel, walk, walk of life

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