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CAREER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does career mean? 

CAREER (noun)
  The noun CAREER has 2 senses:

1. the particular occupation for which you are trained
2. the general progression of your working or professional life

  Familiarity information: CAREER used as a noun is rare.


CAREER (verb)
  The verb CAREER has 1 sense:

1. move headlong at high speed

  Familiarity information: CAREER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CAREER (noun)


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Meaning:

The particular occupation for which you are trained

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

calling; career; vocation

Hypernyms ("career" is a kind of...):

business; job; line; line of work; occupation (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "career"):

specialisation; specialism; speciality; specialization; specialty (the special line of work you have adopted as your career)

lifework (the principal work of your career)

walk; walk of life (careers in general)

business life; professional life (a career in industrial or commercial or professional activities)


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Meaning:

The general progression of your working or professional life

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

career; life history

Context examples:

the general had had a distinguished career / he had a long career in the law

Hypernyms ("career" is a kind of...):

advance; advancement; forward motion; onward motion; procession; progress; progression (the act of moving forward toward a goal)


CAREER (verb)


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Meaning:

Move headlong at high speed

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context examples:

The cars careered down the road / The mob careered through the streets

Hypernyms (to "career" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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