calling

[ kaw-ling ]
/ ˈkɔ lɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that calls.
vocation, profession, or trade: What is your calling?
a call or summons: He had a calling to join the church.
a strong impulse or inclination: She did it in response to an inner calling.
a convocation: the calling of Congress.

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Origin of calling

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at call, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for calling

calling
/ (ˈkɔːlɪŋ) /

noun

a strong inner urge to follow an occupation, etc; vocation
an occupation, profession, or trade
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