career

[ kuh-reer ]
/ kəˈrɪər /

noun

verb (used without object)

to run or move rapidly along; go at full speed.

adjective

having or following a career; professional: a career diplomat.

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Origin of career

1525–35; <Middle French carriere<Old Provençal carriera literally, road <Late Latin carrāria (via) vehicular (road), equivalent to Latin carr(us) wagon (see car1) + -āria, feminine of -ārius-ary

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH career

careen, career
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British Dictionary definitions for career

career
/ (kəˈrɪə) /

noun

a path or progress through life or history
a profession or occupation chosen as one's life's work
(modifier) having or following a career as specifieda career diplomat
a course or path, esp a swift or headlong one

verb

(intr) to move swiftly along; rush in an uncontrolled way

Word Origin for career

C16: from French carrière, from Late Latin carrāria carriage road, from Latin carrus two-wheeled wagon, car
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with career

career

see checkered career.

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