- a field of work; occupation, trade, or profession.
- a field of work or other activity in which one has special ability or training; forte.
Origin of métier
Examples from the Web for metier
No man invents a metier without a strong element of success.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
He was one with his idea and his metier, and that is sufficient.Adventures in the Arts
Fighting seemed their metier and most of them preferred it to the monotony of working a mine.Across the Mesa
Our metier is not to compare, but to take what pleases us from each.A Rock in the Baltic
It spins to brave music, this peg-top, but its metier is to spin.In Vanity Fair</p>
Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
- a profession or trade, esp that to which one is well suited
- a person's strong point or speciality
Word Origin and History for metier
"skill, talent, calling," 1792, from French métier "trade, profession," from Old French mestier "task, affair, service, function, duty," from Gallo-Romance *misterium, from Latin ministerium "office, service," from minister "servant" (see minister (n.)).