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  1. ca·reer
    IPA[kəˈrir]
  2. noun

    • 1. an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress:

      he seemed destined for a career as an engineer like his father
      Synonym : profession, occupation, vocation, calling, employment, job, day job, line, line of work, walk of life, position, post, sphere, métier
    • 2. the time spent by a person while committed to a particular profession:

      the end of a distinguished career in the navy
    • 3. the progress through history of an institution, organization, etc.:

      the court has had a checkered career
    • 4. working permanently in or committed to a particular profession:

      a career diplomat
    • 5. (of a woman) pursuing a profession outside of the home:

      a driven career woman

    verb

    • 1. move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way in a specified direction:

      the car careered across the road and went through a hedge
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: career, plural noun: careers

    • v.: verb: career, 3rd person present: careers, gerund or present participle: careering, past tense: careered, past participle: careered

    • noun

      an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress:

      the time spent by a person in a career:

    • verb

      move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way:
    • noun

      a recognized pattern of advancement within a job or profession.
    • noun

      a period of time during which one chooses not to work, typically in order to bring up one's children or pursue other interests:
    • at full speed
    • at full speed
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