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Standard Definition

[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"


calling - (2 syllables), life history - (4 syllables), vocation - (3 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\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. Sidney.
2. A running; full speed; a rapid course. When a horse is running in his full career. --Wilkins.
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 soldier. 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.