verb (used without object)
Origin of career
Synonyms for career
Related Words for careeredbombard, pummel, shower, batter, hurl, assail, pepper, plummet, hurtle, tumble, drop, drive, jump, sink, dip, throw, descend, nose-dive, fly, shoot
Examples from the Web for careered
Historical Examples of careered
Spot, released from his leash, careered about like a mad creature.A harum-scarum schoolgirl
I jumped up and careered wildly from end to end of the wood.The Romance of the Woods
F. J. Whishaw
Now she was a pace in front, now they careered onward neck and neck.Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine
Wildly they careered and brought the heat of midday into far regions of the Heavens that were unused to its untempered rays.Half a Hundred Hero Tales
The beast had careered across a field, leapt a hedge and come upon its victim suddenly.The Research Magnificent
H. G. Wells
Word Origin for career
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.
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.
see checkered career.