verb (used without object)
- care plan,
- career girl,
- career woman,
- careers adviser
Origin of career
Examples from the Web for career
I always wanted to have a career like his—except for the stopping work thing.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So looking at that and that at that time I was also pursuing my career—so there was something here.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Starting under Theodore Roosevelt and Howard Taft, embassies headed by career diplomats increased in number.
But as everyone knows, he went on to say—not once but many times—that that was the greatest error of his career by far.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For nearly her entire life Beyoncé has been giving us her blood, sweat, and tears in her career.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would carry through this Linrock case; but even so, if he were not killed, his career would be ruined.The Rustlers of Pecos County|Zane Grey
But this feeling, which supported me in the commencement of my career, now serves only to plunge me lower in the dust.Frankenstein|Mary Shelley
From that time on Austria, composed of three states in one, started on its career of a world power.Bohemia under Hapsburg Misrule|Various
It was in turning little things like these to account, that Mr. Clay, in the earlier period of his career, was so remarkable.
It was his fate to begin his career in an age of mediocrities and to finish it in an almost single combat with the giant.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose
Word Origin for career
1530s, "a running (usually at full speed), a course" (especially of the sun, etc., across the sky), from Middle French carriere "road, racecourse" (16c.), from Old Provençal or Italian carriera, from Vulgar Latin *(via) cararia "carriage (road), track for wheeled vehicles," from Latin carrus "chariot" (see car). Sense of "course of a working life" first attested 1803.
1590s, "to charge at a tournament," from career (n.). The meaning "move rapidly, run at full speed" (1640s) is from the image of a horse "passing a career" on the jousting field, etc. Related: Careered; careering.
see checkered career.