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ca·reer

career

 
 
pronunciation:
k rir
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the course or development of one's life, or a phase in one's life, usually in connection with one's occupation.
He had a long career in the Navy.Early in her academic career, she had published several papers on that subject.Her career as a teenage shoplifter ended abruptly when she was caught by a store manager.
synonyms:
course, development, progression, road
similar words:
direction, journey, movement, progress, trek, trip, way
definition 2: a profession or occupation chosen as a life's work.
She wants to have a career as a scientist.
 
synonyms:
occupation, profession, vocation
similar words:
business, calling, craft, job, line, livelihood, living, métier, practice, pursuit, trade
definition 3: speed of forward movement.
The horse galloped at full career.
synonyms:
course, movement, progress, progression
similar words:
advance
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: careers, careering, careered
definition: to run or move swiftly or wildly; rush.
The driver had lost control and the car careered toward the cliff.
synonyms:
bolt, dash, rush, scud
similar words:
dart, fly, hurry, jump, run, scamper, scoot, scramble, speed, spring
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having a specific profession or doing something as a profession.
He's decided to become a career soldier.
synonyms:
professional
similar words:
business
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